Beryl to bring high winds early Monday

Hurricane Beryl remains a strong category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 MPH (215 Km/h) and therefore, a hurricane warning remains in effect for Barbados.

An outer band of Beryl will bring heavy showers and storm-force winds across the island after midnight. The centre of Beryl expected to pass about 80 miles (130 km) south of Barbados early Monday morning.

After midnight, storm-force winds will be accompanied by hurricane-force wind gusts as the eye of Beryl passes to the south of the island. Marine conditions continue to deteriorate with increasingly large ocean swells expected closer to mid-morning.

At 11 p.m. Sunday, the eye was located near 11.5N 58.1W or about 240 km (150 miles) southeast of Barbados.

The system is moving in a westward direction at 20 MPH (31 km/h). The minimum central pressure is 959mb. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 km (30 miles) from the center and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 km (115 miles).

A hurricane warning is issued when sustained winds of 64 knots (74 mph/119kmh) or greater associated with a hurricane are forecast to affect Barbados within 36 hours.

The next update will be at 2 a.m. Monday. (PR/SAT)

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