Record-breaking Hurricane Beryl is now in the Eastern Caribbean

MIAMI, Fla. — Channel 9 meteorologists continue to monitor the tropics.


9:30 p.m. Update:

Hurricane Beryl continues to strengthen with a lower pressure.

2 p.m. Update:

Chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Beryl hammered the Grenadines and nearby Grenada and St. Vincent in the far Southeastern Caribbean earlier Monday.

It remains a very powerful 150 mph Category 4 hurricane.

The track is still WNW and will be near Jamaica on Wednesday, where hurricane advisories are in place.

1 p.m. Update:

Catastrophic winds and a life-threatening storm surge continue in the southern windward islands with Hurricane Beryl.

Beryl is approaching the Grenadine Islands, Carriacou Island, and Grenada.

Residents should shelter in place.

Read: Eye on the tropics: Hurricane Beryl regains Cat 4 strength as it approaches land

A Grenada airport reported a sustained wind speed of 92 mph and a gust of 121 mph. St. Lucia reported a sustained wind speed of 52 mph and a gust of 63 mph.

The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch in effect for Jamaica.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Martinique, Trinidad and St. Lucia.

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A tropical storm watch is in effect for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, from Punta Palenque west to the border with Haiti.

There is also a tropical storm watch in effect for the southern coast of Haiti from the border with the Dominican Republic to Anse d’Hainault.

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