Tropical Depression 27 formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, October 19. As of 08:00 (local time), the depression is located 1155km (729mi) southeast of Bermuda. Forecasters predict that the depression will become a tropical storm on Monday. The depression may strengthen to a Category-1 Hurricane by Thursday, October 22, and will begin to impact Bermuda by that time. There are currently no warnings or advisories in place regarding the depression.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from late May through to the end of November, with activity typically peaking in late August and early September. Numerous tropical storms form in the Atlantic Ocean during this period, with most affecting the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the east coast of the United States. Although communities in the region are generally well prepared for adverse weather conditions during the hurricane season, severe storms bring a significant risk of flooding and infrastructural damage.
Organized tropical activity tends to peak in August and September. Storms tend to flood sections of highways and cause dirt-based roads to become temporarily impassable. More organized systems, depending on intensity, can prove catastrophic in terms of tidal surge, wind damage, flooding, and mudslides.
Those in Bermuda are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.