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Parts of the island were shrouded in mist yesterday with a thicker fog expected to creep in overnight.

Residents reported reduced visibility in several parishes including Sandys, Southampton, Warwick and Devonshire.

Andrew Bufalino, a meteorologist at the Bermuda Weather Service, explained yesterday: “Bermuda is currently under the influence of a very moist air mass that is interacting with anomalously cool sea surface temperatures.

“The Bermuda Weather Service has been recording patchy mist for the past 36 hours, however, the mist that is currently blanketing the island has considerably thickened and now resulting in visibility reductions down to 1,200 metres. As the night unfolds, the potential for fog, which by definition is horizontal visibility below 1,000 metres, will rise across the island.”

Looking to today, Mr Bufalino added: “Bermuda will remain warm and humid with extensive low cloud. However, the threat for mist and fog will notably decline, particularly later in the day as a cold front approaches from the west.”

A resident in Somerset said that the mist, which she initially mistook for rain, was so thick that only houses in the immediate vicinity could be seen.

A Warwick resident added that he could usually see the Cobbs Hill Methodist Church on Moonlight Lane from the balcony of his apartment, but not yesterday afternoon.

Low visibility: a thick mist covers Warwick (Photograph supplied by Martin Buckley)
Dense covering: a thick mist covers Somerset Island. Forecasters predict there will be fog, defined as thick mist below 1,000 metres, for today (Photograph supplied)

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Published April 27, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated April 27, 2020 at 8:13 am)

Low mist covers island

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