Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Category 1 Beryl becomes first hurricane of Atlantic season

Tropical Storm Beryl could become hurricane on Friday Beryl becomes first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season
Faye Gross | 07 July, 2018, 03:32

In less than a day, the tiny storm quickly intensified from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said.

At 5 p.m. the centre of Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 10.6 N, longitude 47.8 W. Beryl is moving toward the west near 15 miles per hour (24 km/h).

A hurricane watch has already been issued for Dominica.

In a press briefing on Thursday, Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, said that, despite the storm's expected weakening, Beryl remains "a danger due to the vulnerable condition of Puerto Rico".

"The hurricane force winds only extend outwards about 10 miles from the center, and the eye itself is about five miles wide" Berg said.

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The National Hurricane Center is giving this system an 80 percent chance for development through the weekend.

The storm is heading west-northwestward towards the Lesser Antilles at a fairly slow pace but is expected to gain forward momentum through the weekend. However, the shear will increase as the system moves toward the Lesser Antilles and is forecast to weaken.

Because Tropical Depression Three will remain stationary and then meander for a few days, the official track looks rather confusing, as you can see below. Around the time it is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane, the system is likely to begin moving northeastward.

Beryl is a very compact hurricane.

The depression, which is generating wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, is not an imminent threat to land and will not play a role in the weather over Southwest Florida. However forecasters warned that may not occur in time to spare the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where storms often trigger unsafe mudslides and flash flooding. It made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a subtropical storm and ushered drenching rains across states in the South and Midwest.

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