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Moving West at 15 mph

Published 6th July 2018, 5:28pm

At 4:00 PM Hurricane Beryl was located near 10.6N 47.8W.

Beryl is moving West at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

Beryl is expected to be a hurricane when it moves through the Lesser Antilles Sunday night or Monday, and the chance of some islands receiving direct impacts from wind and rainfall are increasing. Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been issued by some of the countries in the Lesser Antilles, and additional watches could be required for other islands tonight or early Saturday.

Due to its very small size, there is greater-than-usual uncertainty in the analysis of Beryl's current intensity, and confidence in the official intensity forecast is also lower than normal. Rapid changes in intensity, both up and down, that are difficult to predict are possible during the next couple of days.

WHILE THIS STORM POSES NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS, RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS STORM.