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Heavy rain floods low-lying roads

Heavy rain and wind swept the Island yesterday(Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

A day of solid rain brought flooding to low-lying roads yesterday as a band of wet weather gradually moved away from the Island.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Joaquin — which was this morning far to our southwest — showed the potential to build into a category two hurricane, although it is not at present ranked a threat to Bermuda.

The system, close to the Bahamas, is predicted to head north later in the week, passing to the Island’s west, but forecasts are complicated by other weather such as a cold front coming off the United States East Coast.

Windy weather and occasionally heavy rains have affected Bermuda since Sunday, in part due to the interaction of the storm with a body of high pressure to the Island’s north.

Winds are expected to remain moderate to strong throughout today, with a small craft warning in effect and a few residual showers.