Update – Tropical storm watch remains in effect


A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Barbados as Beryl weakens.

At 11a.m. Tropical Storm Beryl was located about 620 miles east of Barbados moving towards the west-northwest at 14 miles per hour or 22 kilometres per hour.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 miles per hour or 100 kilometres per hour and further weakening is now forecast during the next 48 hours.

An increase in forward speed is expected during the next few days.

Pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are forecast over Barbados Sunday afternoon into Monday and rainfall accumulations up to two inches with isolated higher amounts are possible over some sections of the island.

The Barbados Met Office said marine conditions are also expected to deteriorate by Sunday afternoon with sea swells ranging between three to four metres (10 – 13 feet).

As a result a high-surf advisory and small craft warning will go into effect from 6:00 p.m. today until 6:00 a.m. Monday.

“Large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected which will create unsafe conditions for small craft operators and other sea bathers.

“Sea bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water during that time. This activity may become even more adverse at times of high tide,” the Met Office cautioned.

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