Feeder band from Beryl to bring rain

Feeder band from Beryl to bring rain

A feeder band associated with Hurricane Beryl will bring showers and gusty winds up to storm force around 9 p.m. Sunday, says the Barbados Meteorological Services.

Hurricane Beryl is a category 4 system and a hurricane warning remains in effect for Barbados.

The centre of Beryl is expected to pass about 80 miles (130 km) south of Barbados early Monday morning.

Feeder band from Beryl to bring rain

At 8 p.m. Sunday, the eye was located near 11.2N 57.3W or about 320 km (200 miles) southeast of the island.

Maximum sustained winds are 130 MPH (215 Km/h). The system has slightly changed direction and slowed down to westnorthwestward at 18 MPH (30 km/h). The minimum central pressure remains at 958mb. 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).

During the passage of Beryl storm-force winds gusting to hurricane force strength are extremely likely. Heavy rainfall with accumulations of one to three inches are anticipated which could cause flash-flooding.

Additionally, marine conditions are expected to significantly deteriorate tonight.

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 11 p.m. today. (PR/SAT)

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