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Beryl still a ‘strong category 3 hurricane’

July 1, 2024

Feederbands of Hurricane Beryl will continue to bring storm-force winds of 40 to 60 mph and intermittent moderate to heavy showers across the island into the late morning. In the early morning, the highest windspeed of 60 knots (69.6 mp/h) was recorded.

Beryl remains a strong category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 MPH (195 Km/h). At 8 a.m. today, Monday, July 1, 2024, the eye was located near 12.0N 60.5W or about 199 km (124 miles) south-southwest of Barbados. The system continues to move west-northwestward at 20 MPH (31 km/h) with a minimum central pressure is 959mb. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 56 km (35 miles) from the center and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 km (125 miles).

A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 64 knots (74 mph/119km/h) or greater associated with a hurricane are forecast to affect Barbados within 36 hours.
The next update will be at 11 a.m., today or sooner if conditions warrant.

The public is encouraged to monitor the BMS, DEM and GIS websites, their respective social media pages, and the local media networks for further information on Beryl.

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