Hurricane watch issued for Dominica

Graphic depicting areas issued with hurricane or tropical storm watch notices
A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Dominica as the first hurricane of the Atlantic season approaches the Lesser Antilles. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area in 48 hrs.
At 5pm Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 10.6 degrees north and longitude 47.8 degrees west or about 843 miles east south-east of Dominica. Beryl is moving west at 15 mph (24km/h) with maximum sustained winds of near 80mph or 130km/h. Beryl is expected to make contact with island chain on Sunday or Monday. While a hurricane watch has been issued and not a hurricane warning precautions are still highly advised.
Residents are advised to keep informed on the progress of this system and to make all necessary preparations. Regardless of intensity, a deterioration in weather conditions is expected across Dominica by Saturday night, increasing to widespread moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and winds gusting to hurricane force by Sunday afternoon into Monday. Rough to dangerously high seas are expected to begin affecting Dominica by Sunday night through to Monday.

All users of the sea are advised to take all necessary precautions to protect life and property.

Current rainfall amount projected for Dominica is between 6 to 12 inches (150 to 300mm) with higher amounts in elevated areas.

  • Mariners and other users of the sea should remain extremely cautious and make all necessary preparation to protect property and should return to port by early SundayA High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 6am Sunday July 8, 2018.
  • People in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to be extremely vigilant and to exercise extreme caution as life threatening flash flooding is possible from Sunday night. A FLOOD WARNING will be in effect for Dominica from 12 noon Sunday July 8 to 2pm Monday July 9, 2018.
A Tropical Storm Watch is also in effect for the following islands:
* Martinique
* Guadeloupe
* St. Martin
* St. Barthelemy

The next update on Hurricane Beryl will be issued by the Meteorological Service at 8p.m.

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  1. Rawlston Pompey
    July 7, 2018


    Not again. Not sure what exactly ‘…Beryl is Brewing.’

    Most certainly, it will not be coffee.

    Do not be caught.

    Be prepared for any eventuality.

  2. Ibo France
    July 7, 2018

    What is happening here! It a real possibility that Dominica will get a direct hit from Beryl. Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. Praying the wind speed will be greatly reduced by the time the country is impacted. Hoping fervently that it wouldn’t rain acts and dogs. Dominicans need a break.

  3. Whoosh!
    July 7, 2018

    Dominicans, please I appeal to you. Pray for Dominica. Put your knees down and ask God to keep Dominica safe. Please be humble and pray. Man wonan and child.

  4. Cyrique
    July 7, 2018

    Let us pray for our beautiful Dominica ?? in Jesus name??

  5. Dominican
    July 6, 2018

    Goeth away in Jesus name…. I rebuke you… be gone demon we do not want you here.

  6. July 6, 2018

    God be with all of Dominica and it’s peoples because you are in total control of all of us.

  7. Jimrise
    July 6, 2018

    Pray to God that the countries that they say that will be hit thar god will protect them and send it back it shall not happen

  8. $156 million short
    July 6, 2018

    The captain is not there once again, while Dominicans are very fearful. But then again is so we like it

    • Man bites dogs
      July 7, 2018

      Crap crap crap talking get back to the Rum shop boom boom fly!!!

  9. Janice
    July 6, 2018

    I live in the United States. My daughter and her family live on your island. They LOVE the island and their people. I am praying for everyone on Dominica. I know that the island has not recovered from Maria. My daughter tells me of the wonderful positive attitude the people have. Please stay positive and know that many people around the world
    are praying for you!

  10. Pray for Dominica
    July 6, 2018

    Beryl seems to be taking MARIA path but i rebuke in Jésus name . I pray all goes Well.

    • $156 million short
      July 6, 2018

      Maybe you should rebuke it in Skerrit name

      • Gallileo
        July 7, 2018

        If for some reason you think you are funny , sorry for informing you, but you are not. You are just revealing the minimal capacity of your brain. God hates foolish and idle talk. Along with all the corruption and wickedness in the land your foolish talk is bringing curse on our land.

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