Hurricane Beryl approaches: Martinique on alert

Hurricane Beryl approaches: Martinique on alert

Hurricane Beryl is located Sunday morning about 1,200 meters east of Martinique. It is moving west at 30 km/h.

Fast and standard condensation

Due to the abnormally warm waters it is passing through, its intensification is very rapid. Beryl has reached Category 4/5 hurricane status (on the Saffir-Simpson scale) and is heading towards the Antilles. This is a major hurricane, and one of the first to affect this region of the world (the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico).

It swept the South Antilles, and Martinique was on alert

Beryl should change course to the southwest. At the moment, the expected path of this hurricane is to pass between the islands of Grenada and Saint Lucia, 200 kilometers south of Martinique.

Risk of winds up to 100 km/h and heavy rain

Conditions are the worst in Martinique this Monday. Even if it remains on the margins of the most violent events, a strong cyclonic swell is expected on Monday with waves reaching 4 to 5 meters high with a moderate risk of coastal inundation at high tide. Wind speeds can sometimes reach 100 km/h in southern Martinique located near the passage of Hurricane Beryl.

As for rain, accumulations may reach 80 to 100 mm. Under the strongest storms, 150 mm of water will be reached by Tuesday morning. From now on, be vigilant, because a deflection to the north of Beryl remains possible.

Summer, North Atlantic Hurricane Season

The hurricane season begins in early June and ends in November. On average, over the past 30 years, there have been 14 events each year (tropical storms and hurricanes).

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