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Tropical Depression 2 strengthens into Tropical Storm Beryl

June 28, 2024

Tropical Depression Two has strengthened into Tropical Storm Beryl, and the public is advised that a Hurricane Watch may be issued tomorrow morning (June 29, 2024).

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) says Tropical Storm Beryl is currently located near 9.3N 43.6W, 1100 miles/1800 km east-southeast of Barbados.

Beryl is moving westward at 18mph (30km/h) with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65km/h). The minimal central pressure is 1006 mb.

Model consensus continues to track the centre of the system just south of Barbados early Monday, July 1.

The BMS notes that although there remains uncertainty regarding the intensity of the system in the coming days, some model guidance suggests Beryl could develop into a hurricane before reaching Barbados.

The system is expected to affect Barbados late Sunday night (June 30) into Monday (July 1). There is the possibility of flash flooding and storm-force winds impacting the island during that time. Additionally, Small Craft and High Surf warnings are currently in effect for above-normal sea swells.

The BMS says an update will be provided at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow and encourages the public to monitor official sources for information.

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