Current Location: 10.3N, 42.8W
Geographic Reference: 1295 miles ESE of The Lesser Antilles
Movement: West at 13 mph
Max Winds: 50 mph gusting to 65 mph
Current Radius of Tropical Storm-Force Winds: 25 miles
Max Predicted Radius of Tropical Storm-Force Winds: 35 miles
- Tropical Depression Two is now Tropical Storm Beryl.
- While Beryl is forecast to become a strong tropical storm, it is possible it could peak as a hurricane.
5th July 2018 , 5:00PM- Satellite imagery indicates that Tropical Depression Two has intensified rapidly. There are even hints of an eye forming. The initial wind speed is estimated at 50 mph. This is somewhat lower than would be expected for a system that is forming an eye. Forecasters have kept the wind speeds lower due to the fact that the squalls associated with the system are weak to moderate in intensity.
It is possible; however, that Beryl is somewhat more intense than estimated. Forecasters think Beryl could intensify further with winds reaching 65 mph in 12 hours. However, given the high degree of organization, it is not impossible that Beryl could become a hurricane. Favorable environmental conditions are expected to last only for 24 to 36 hours. Thereafter, wind shear should increase. Since Beryl is a very small storm, it should weaken quickly.
Beryl is forecast to move through the northern Windward Islands late Sunday.
The next advisory will be issued by 11 PM
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
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