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ADVISORY #1: A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR BARBADOS ISSUED at: 5::00 A.M SATURDAY 7 th July, 2018

ADVISORY #1: A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR BARBADOS ISSUED at: 5::00 A.M SATURDAY 7 th July, 2018
07 Jul
2018

At 5:00 a.m Hurricane ‘Beryl’ was located near...11.1N 49.8W or about 670 miles...1080 km east of Barbados.

Maximum sustained winds...75 mph...120 km/h.

Present movement is towards the west-northwest at 14 mph...22 km/h. A west-northwestward motion with some increase in forward speed is expected during the next few days.

Estimated minimum central pressure...995 MB...29.39 inches. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20km) and storm force winds up to 35 miles (55km) from the centre of Beryl.

On its present track, the centre of Hurricane Beryl is estimated to pass between 70 and 100 miles north of Barbados late Sunday/early Monday before moving over the northern Lesser Antilles.

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 remain near hurricane strength as it nears the Lesser Antilles.

Regardless of development, pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are forecast over Barbados from Sunday into Monday. Rainfall accumulations of 25 - 50mm (1 to 2inches) with isolated higher amounts are possible over some sections of Barbados.

Marine conditions are also expected to deteriorate by Sunday afternoon with sea-swells to range between 3.0 and 4.0 metres (10 – 13 feet). As a consequence a High-surf Advisory and Small-craft warning will go into effect from 6:00 p.m Saturday 7th July until 6:00 a.m Monday 09th July 2018. Large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected which will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water during that time. This activity may become even more adverse at times of high tide.

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