projected wind path
A look at the path and strength of wind speeds for Hurricane Beryl over the next week.

“Extremely Dangerous” Hurricane Beryl in the Southern Caribbean  

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 30, 2024

A “major” hurricane is at the edge of the Southern Caribbean right now: Hurricane Beryl. The storm was an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane when it reached the southeastern Caribbean Monday morning, according to the NOAA.

Life-threatening winds and storm surge were already expected beginning Monday. 

Right now, the storm is moving with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph at a speed of 20 mph.

So which islands are potentially impacted? 

Right now, a Hurricane Warning is in effect for Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Tobago

The highest risk of the core of the storm is for the islands of Grenada and St Vincent.

It’s focused on the southeastern corner of the Caribbean, closer to the coast of Venezuela.

Hurricane-force winds extend about 35 miles from the center, with tropical-storm-force winds outward up to 125 miles. 

Right now, the path of the hurricane is expected to continue through the center of the Caribbean Sea.

The NOAA’s portal shows the potential path of the storm, with a trajectory that could include Jamaica and the Cayman Islands later in the week, although right now it’s far too early to tell. 

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