Latest Update: Jamaica Begins To Feel Effects Of Category 4 Hurricane Beryl

Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 7:47 AM GMT-5

As the hurricane gets ready to lash out at sections of the island, Beryl remains at category four despite the earlier prediction that it was expected to reduce to a category 3 by the time it reached the island on Wednesday.

According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center for its 6 AM update, Beryl is emitting 145 mph maximum sustained winds. The weather system is currently on track toward the west-northwest.

See the imagery and report below:

Weather Jamaica also showcased a close-up infrared satellite image of the weather system. It indicated that sections of western, eastern, and central Jamaica are currently experiencing thunderstorms brought on by hurricane Beryl.

See the image below:

Jamaicans are being warned of heavy rainfall and light and water outages throughout the day. The U.S. National Hurricane Center’s 7 AM update maintains Beryl’s earlier sustained winds.

PM Holness also gave an update.

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