First Atlantic hurricane puts Dominica on alert

Hurricane Beryl could hit parts of the Caribbean

'Tiny Beryl' becomes first hurricane of the season

Tropical Storm Beryl is at this time about 720 miles off of the Lesser Antilles and has maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour or 100 km per hour.

The Category 1 hurricane, the first of the 2018 Atlantic season, strengthened from a tropical depression to a hurricane within 24 hours, surprising specialists who dubbed it "Brazen Beryl". The storm, which is now a Category 1, is expected to arrive in the Lesser Antilles by late Sunday or early Monday. On this forecast track, Beryl will remain east of the Lesser Antilles through Sunday.

"Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 miles per hour (100 km/h) with higher gusts".

The community is also urged by Romeo-Marlin to monitor information from the Meteorological Department and the Department of Communication to stay informed about the storm's path.

Beryl was upgraded to a hurricane based on microwave and infrared satellite imagery showing a "pinhole eye" had developed early Friday morning. The storm's hurricane-force winds are only 20 miles wide, relatively small for a hurricane, so Beryl's behavior is especially unpredictable.

A west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next few days. "Confidence in the official intensity forecast is also much lower than normal", the National Hurricane Center warned early Friday.

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Forecasters said Beryl probably would dissipate once it moved south of Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Beryl is precocious, in that the first hurricane in the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, on average doesn't form until August 10.

Beryl has become the first hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean.

The center of newly formed Tropical Depression Three was located about 230 miles (370 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras.

"Should either storm become a threat, the Hurricane Watch Net will be ready for action".

"Regardless of intensity, a deterioration in weather conditions is expected across Dominica by Saturday night, increasing to widespread moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorm and gusty winds to hurricane force by Sunday afternoon into Monday".

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