Hurricane watch to be issued for DominicaFriday, July 06, 2018
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Residents of Dominica have been advised to monitor Hurricane Beryl as the system has gained strength.
Based on its current path, the government of Dominica says the island will be placed under a hurricane watch by 5:00pm (local time) on Friday.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area within 48 hours.
At 11:00am, Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 10.7 degrees north and longitude 46.5 degrees west or about 913 miles east south-east of Dominica.
Beryl is moving west at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds are near 80mph or 130km/h.
On the forecast track, the centre of Hurricane Beryl will approach the Lesser Antilles over the weekend and cross the island chain late Sunday or Monday.
Dominicans have been warned that regardless of intensity, deterioration in weather conditions is expected across the island by Saturday night, increasing to widespread moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorm and gusty winds to hurricane force by Sunday afternoon into Monday.
Rough to dangerously high seas are expected to begin affecting Dominica by Sunday night through to Monday.
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