Hurricane Beryl trajectory targets Central America and Yucatan peninsula

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

Beryl currently has winds of up to 220 kilometres per hour with higher gusts. Salvadoran authorities have been warning of temporary rains since Thursday.

The powerful Hurricane Beryl was hitting hard this morning Carriacou Island, in the small island country of Grenada, in the Lesser Antilles, reported the National Hurricane Center (CNH) which issued hurricane warnings for the entire inland Caribbean and monitoring warning for Belize and the Mexican Yucatan peninsula, where it could affect from Wednesday.

THE CNH asked residents in Grenada, the Grenadines, and Carriacou Island not to leave their shelters as destructive winds and cyclonic tide are expected to be life-threatening for the next few hours

Beryl is expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves across the Caribbean Sea later this week. A Hurricane watch has been issued for Jamaica.Interests in the Cayman Islands, Belize, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the rest of the Northwest Caribbean must monitor their progress. Additional surveillance and warnings are likely to be required during the next day or two, says the CNH bulletin, released at 10 a.m.

On the Yucatan peninsula is the Mexican state of Quintana Roo (east), where the spas of Cancun and the Riviera Maya are located.

“We are pending, Civil Protection, the Ministry of Defense and the Navy (…) observing the whole trajectory,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in brief statements to the press at a working tour in Cancun.

A map of the trajectory, released by CNH, shows that from Wednesday Beryl will move through the Caribbean of Nicaragua and Honduras and could impact Belize and Yucatan on Thursday in the early hours.

It will bring temporary rains to El Salvador

In El Salvador, Environment Minister Fernando Lopez said Monday that the hurricane will bring rains from Thursday to the country and there are likely to be preventive evacuations.

Since the beginning of Hurricane Beryl is already classified as a major hurricane, it has been greatly strengthened and that will cause it to maintain that force as it is approaching. We would be far from the center, we will have influence of the hurricane that is in the Atlantic, which generates the rains that are in the Pacific to approach our coast. “I get to the coast of Honduras or to another point, what it’s going to bring to our country are rains, temporary type, for a couple of days; and we’ve seen it what can cause a storm of more than two days,” Lopez said.

Beryl is a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Warnings in the Caribbean

According to CNH, there are likely to be fluctuations in its strength tomorrow, but Beryl is expected to remain an extremely dangerous major hurricane as its core moves across the eastern Caribbean. Some weakening is expected in the central Caribbean in the middle of the week, although Beryl is expected to remain a hurricane.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the islands of Martinique, Trinidad, St. Lucia.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

In the forecast line, the centre of Beryl is currently moving across the southern Windward Islands and will move across the southeast and central Caribbean Seas from Monday to Wednesday. The maximum sustained winds are about 220 kilometers per hour with higher gusts.

This article has been translated after first appearing in Diario El Mundo