The Season’s First Hurricane Is Beryl, Moving Toward Caribbean

Image from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

( – Beryl, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, is described by the National Hurricane Center as a “tiny tropical cyclone” that is expected to intensify as it moves west, then weaken as it reaches the Caribbean.

Beryl is likely to bring strong gusty winds and locally heavy rains to portions of the Lesser Antilles Sunday and Monday, forecasters said.

The National Hurricane Center noted that “due to its very small size, there is greater-than-usual uncertainty in the analysis of Beryl’s current intensity…Rapid changes in intensity, both up and down, that are difficult to predict are possible during the next couple of days.”

The current sustained wind speed is 75 miles an hour.

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