ABOUT 830 MI…1685 KM ESE OF THE LESSER ANTILLES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 275 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…995 MB…29.39 INCHES
According to the National Hurricane Centre at 5:00AM, the center of Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 11.1 North, longitude 48.9 West. Beryl is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest and a faster forward speed are expected on Saturday,
with this motion continuing through early next week. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will approach the Lesser Antilles over the weekend and cross the island chain late Sunday or Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Due to the small size of the hurricane, short-term changes in intensity, up or down, could occur over the next day or two, but Beryl is forecast to be near hurricane strength as it nears the Lesser Antilles. Weakening is expected once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday, but the system may not degenerate into an open trough until it reaches the vicinity of Hispaniola and the central Caribbean Sea on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Beryl is a small hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING THE BVI
WIND: At current no information has been issued pertaining to wind probabilities for our location
RAINFALL: Rainfall amounts of 2 inches or less is possible however this is based on the present forecast.
The next advisory will be issued by 11AM
The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the system and provide updates accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or like us on facebook at facebook.com/bvi.ddm
Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.