Basseterre, St. Kitts, 6th July, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – In less than 24 hours a tropical depression spun up into the Atlantic’s first hurricane for 2018, Hurricane Beryl.
Hurricane Beryl is about 1395 miles (2245km) east-southeast of St. Kitts and Nevis. While it is tracking in a westerly direction, Beryl is expected to curve slightly northwards that will bring it into the Leeward Islands early next week.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85km/h), extending 35 miles (55km) outward from the centre.
However, Hurricane Beryl’s fame is expected to be short-lived, as its track will take it into conditions less favourable for further development.
According to Met Office Officials at the RLB International Airport, “On its present path, Beryl is expected to move towards the west-north-west into an area that will cause it to weaken before reaching the Lesser Antilles.
Resident should monitor the progress of this system, as it is believed that even if Beryl degrades into a Tropical Depression again, it would bring gusty winds and heavy rainfall in some areas.
Photo: An image of the fast-developed Hurricane Beryl in the Atlantic. Beryl will struggle to remain as a hurricane as it enters areas east of the Lesser Antilles that are less favourable for development.