Travel Alert September 2020: Hurricane Teddy Affects Bermuda; Will Affect Eastern Canada

If Bermuda and eastern Canada are in your travel plans over the next couple of days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to Hurricane Teddy, whose first landfall is actually expected to occur somewhere in the Canadian Maritime provinces as soon as Wednesday morning, September 23, 2020.

Travel Alert September 2020: Hurricane Teddy Affects Bermuda; Will Affect Eastern Canada

Hurricane Teddy

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

Maximum sustained winds of Hurricane Teddy — which is currently centered approximately 165 miles east of Bermuda and is moving north northeast at 18 miles per hour — are 90 miles per hour, which means that this storm is classified as a strong Category 1 hurricane; and it is not expected to strengthen much more as it heads northeast over the open waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Bermuda; and the southern coast of Nova Scotia from Digby to Meat Cove — while a tropical storm watch is in effect for the northern coast of Nova Scotia from Meat Cove to Digby; the Magdalen Islands; and Port aux Basques to Francois in Newfoundland.

No hurricane warnings are currently in effect.

Bermuda will experience winds of tropical storm force, rough surf, and rain over the next 24 hours; but it will not experience the landfall of this hurricane. Up to six inches of rain is expected in the aforementioned portions of Canada later this week.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to or from Bermuda over the next couple of days, 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 four airlines which have issued travel alerts — or are at least monitoring the storm — as a result of this tropical weather system:

Summary

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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