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‘Beryl’ weakens to a Tropical Storm

‘Beryl’ weakens to a Tropical Storm
07 Jul
2018

At 11:00 a.m Tropical Storm ‘Beryl’ was located near...12.1N 51.1W or about 620 miles...1000 km east of Barbados.

Present movement is towards the west-northwest at 14 mph...22 km/h. An increase in forward speed is expected during the next few days.
Estimated minimum central pressure.: ..999 MB...29.50 inches.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph..100 km/h and further weakening is now forecast during the next 48 hours.
Storm force winds extend up to 35 miles (55km) from the center of Beryl.

On its present track, the center of Tropical Storm Beryl is estimated to pass between 70 and 100 miles (110 to 130 km) north of Barbados late Sunday/early Monday before moving over the northern Lesser Antilles.

Pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are forecast over Barbados Sunday afternoon into Monday and 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 today, 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.

A small-craft warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) and wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 61 km/h) will be affecting the marine area.
A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone.

The next Advisory will be issued at 5:30 p.m, Saturday, 7th July, 2018

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