Tropical Storm Alex
Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce of the United States.

Travel Alert June 2022: Tropical Storm Alex Finally Forms

New travel waivers were issued by airlines.

Tropical Storm Alex finally formed after drenching portions of southern Florida, the northern Bahamas, and western Cuba with torrential rain as a potential tropical cyclone; but you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — if Bermuda is in your travel plans over the next day or so.

Travel Alert June 2022: Tropical Storm Alex Finally Forms

Tropical Storm Alex
Source: National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.

Maximum sustained winds of this tropical storm system — which is currently centered approximately 245 miles west of Bermuda and is moving east northeast at 28 miles per hour — are 70 miles per hour, which means that this storm is classified as a strong tropical storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Tropical Storm Alex is not expected to become a hurricane — even though that possibility is still not out of the question — and if this tropical storm system becomes a hurricane, it will be minimal and brief…

…but that likely will not matter, as Tropical Storm Alex will pass to the north of Bermuda before continuing its trek at a very fast pace across the Atlantic Ocean.

Official Warnings and Watches

The following official warning was issued by the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States:

  • A tropical storm warning is currently in effect for Bermuda; and up to two inches of rain can fall in local areas with gusty winds of tropical storm force.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within Bermuda over the next day or so, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this tropical weather system which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary.

Here are two airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this tropical weather system:

  • American Airlines has issued a travel alert for Bermuda for Sunday, June 5, 2022 through Tuesday, June 7, 2022; and Sunday, June 12, 2022 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • United Airlines has issued a travel alert for Bermuda for Monday, June 6, 2022 through Tuesday, June 7, 2022; and Friday, June 10, 2022 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.

Final Boarding Call

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce of the United States.

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