Current Location: 10.6N, 45.1W
Geographic Reference: 1140 miles ESE of the Lesser Antilles
Movement: West at 14 mph
Max Winds: 75 mph gusting to 90 mph
Hurricane Force winds: 10 miles from the centre
Tropical Storm winds: 35 miles from the centre
The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Beryl to a hurricane making it the first for the season.
Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be about 75 mph. Hurricane force winds are limited to within 10 miles northeast of the center.
Additional strengthening is likely today. Though significant weakening is expected before it reaches the Lesser Antilles Sunday night, forecasters think the system may hold on to tropical storm status up until it reaches the Islands.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to expedite preparations as we are moving further into 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
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.