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Hurricane Beryl continues to intensify

June 30, 2024

Hurricane Beryl continues to intensify as a category 3 hurricane. Therefore a hurricane warning remains in effect for Barbados.

The hurricane hunter is still investigating the system and has found storm-force winds in the outer bands ahead of the system. Taking this into account storm-force winds are expected before midnight, July 1, 2024. The centre of Beryl is expected to pass about 75 miles (120 km) south of Barbados sometime early Monday morning July 1, 2024.

During the passage of Beryl hurricane-force winds, heavy rainfall with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches which could cause flash flooding and some severe thunderstorm activity is likely to impact the island. Additionally, marine conditions are expected to significantly deteriorate tonight.

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.

At 11 am today Sunday, June 30, 2024, the eye was located near 10.7N 54.9W or about 550 km (340 miles) east-southeast of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 120 MPH (195 Km/h). The system continues its westward motion at 21 MPH (33 Km/h). The minimum central pressure is 964mb. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 km (30 miles) from the center and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 km (115 miles). The hurricane hunter is still investigating the system and updates from the aircraft will give more information regarding the structure and intensity of the system and the extent of hurricane and storm-force winds.

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 2 p.m. today.

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