SVG on hurricane warning as Beryl approaches
June 30, 2024

SVG on hurricane warning as Beryl approaches

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has advised that a hurricane warning is now in effect for St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

The existing hurricane watch was upgraded to a warning at 8pm on Saturday, June 29 as the country prepares for the passage of Hurricane Beryl, a system which shows signs of rapid intensification.

Hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within Saint Vincent and the Grenadines within 36 hours.

At 8pm, Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 10.2° north; longitude 50.3° west, or approximately 764 miles (1229 kilometers) east of the SVG. Hurricane Beryl is moving toward the west at 22mph (35km/h) with an increased maximum sustained winds of 80mph (130 km/h). Minimum Central Pressure is 990mb or 29.23 inches.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95km). The effects of the winds could be felt from Sunday night.

Possible Impacts:
Maximum sustained winds of 80 – 110 mph (129 – 177 km/h) or greater are expected across St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with possible higher winds offshore.
Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 6 inches (100 to 150mm) are likely across St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Marine conditions are expected to be very rough and hazardous with sea-swells exceeding 4.0m (13ft) and possibly higher ~8.0m (26ft), near the center of ‘Beryl’ during Monday. Storm surges are possible across SVG. Large and destructive waves/swells are likely to cause life- threatening surf and rip currents.

Another disturbance is located over the Eastern Atlantic, with a 70% chance of development, and a depression is likely as it tracks near our area by Wednesday. Be Prepared!!

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