The Atlantic Ocean's First Hurricane of the Season Heads for Bermuda
Somewhere off the coast of Bermuda right now, the winds are ripping and the waves are threatening. Hurricane Danielle is churning out in the Atlantic Ocean, and as the first hurricane of the Atlantic storm season and the fourth named storm overall, she won't be the last hurricane to hit the news.
The real question is if Danielle's 130mph winds will hurt tourism to Bermuda. Luckily, it looks the island famous for its pink sands will remain just out of Danielle's reach as the hurricane bypasses it on the east. There will be some weather consequences however, and flights to Bermuda this weekend could encounter some turbulence.
As far as the cruise ships go, we defer to the weather-watchers over at CruiseCritic, who remain in contact with the cruise lines. As of yesterday, CruiseCritic reports that Holland America, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean are "monitoring the situation," but that "there's nothing yet to report." Since most cruises to Bermuda usually only feature Bermuda as the ports of call, we hope that the hurricane steers clear and allows the cruisers to set foot on dry land.
[Photo: Weather Channel]