Hurricane Beryl Continues To Track Closer To Caribbean Islands, Hurricane Watch Issued For Dominica
By Space Coast Daily // July 6, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: Meteorologist Mike Lyons of WPBF News has the latest on Hurricane Beryl. (WPBF 25 News Video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Category 1 Hurricane Beryl continues to roll closer to the Caribbean as the first hurricane watch has been issued for the Dominica Island, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy.
After the latest NHC report, Beryl continues to hold steady at 80 mph max sustained winds and moving to the west at 15 mph.
On the current forecast track, the center of Hurricane Beryl will approach the Lesser Antilles over the weekend and cross the island chain late Sunday or Monday.
“Additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Beryl is expected to still be a hurricane when it reaches the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday,” said the National Hurricane Center.
“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.”
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles.
National Hurricane Center says islands west of Lesser Antilles should continue monitor the progress of Beryl, as more hurricane watches could be issued in the coming days.
ABOVE VIDEO: Longtime Central Florida Meteorologist and Space Coast Daily correspondent Danny Treanor offers some advice on how to prepare for the upcoming 2018 hurricane season.
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