Hurricane Beryl approaches: Martinique on alert

Hurricane Beryl approaches: Martinique on alert

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

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 must change course to the southwest. Currently, 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 of up to 100 km/h and heavy rain

Conditions are most deteriorating in Martinique this Monday. Even if they remain on the fringes of the most violent phenomena, a strong hurricane swell is expected on Monday with waves reaching 4 to 5 meters high and a moderate risk of coastal inundation at high tide. Wind speeds could sometimes reach 100 km/h in southern Martinique, near the passage of Hurricane Beryl.

As for rain, accumulations may reach 80 to 100 mm. With the strongest storms, 150 mm of water will be reached by Tuesday morning. From now on, be vigilant, because a deviation in the track 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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