Disturbance One powered up as it left the coast of Florida around 12 hours ago and became tropical storm ALEX, the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic storm season. ALEX is now 600 miles west-sou’west of Bermuda headed east-nor’east at a brisk 20 knots. There is still a wide sweep of westerly upper level wind shear pushing the worst excesses to the east which will hasten the arrival (and departure) of the 230 miles radius storm field close to the north of Bermuda overnight tonight and into the morning. This is at peak now and expected to remain so until Bermuda is past and clear with a hurricane severity index rating of 7 out a maximum of 50 (4 for size and 3 for intensity) before dissipating in the western Atlantic in the following day or so, more or less where Disturbance Two died away overnight last night.

Stand by for tropical storm strength squalls followed by sustained strong winds and heavy rainfall over Bermuda.

Image Mia Khalifa