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The island experienced haze like conditions yesterday. Pictured- Newstead Belmont Hills shuttle boat, Albuoy's Point. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
The island experiences misty conditions with a haze visible from Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Mist blanketed Bermuda today as warm air met cooler seawater.

The Bermuda Weather Service said that the weather conditions did not reach “fog” levels, but that mist was in evidence from Monday night to yesterday morning.

The BWS said in a Facebook post that the phenomenon happened “typically when the sea surface is cooler than the air – sea temperature is around 26C/79F, whereas the high air temperature yesterday was 29C/84F”.

The post added: “In this situation, the ocean cools the air near the surface to its dew point, thereby allowing condensation to occur.

“This is relatively unusual for us here in Bermuda – usually the sea surface temperature is warmer than the air for this time of year.”

The BWS said that “fog” was recorded when visibility was less than 1km.

Mist was logged when visibility remained greater than 1km.

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Published October 13, 2021 at 7:43 am (Updated October 13, 2021 at 7:43 am)

Hazy day as rare mist covers island

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