Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Beryl dissipates: State of emergency, curfew lifted for Dominica

Photo via The National Hurricane Center.

Photo via The National Hurricane Center.

The state of emergency imposed on Dominica in anticipation of Tropical Storm Beryl has been discontinued.

This, as the system degenerated on Sunday.

A statement from Dominica’s Cabinet indicated that based on the 11 pm Sunday advisory from the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) which lifted the tropical storm watch on the Eastern Caribbean island, the all clear was given at 6 am on Monday.

The curfew which was imposed along with the state of emergency was also lifted.

The NHC further stated that the disturbance is expected to move west-northwestward for at least another day, passing over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico during the day, and over Hispaniola in the night.

Unfavourable upper-level winds and interaction with land should prevent redevelopment during the next day or two, but environmental conditions could become somewhat conducive for regeneration of a tropical cyclone later this week when the system is forecast to turn northward over the Bahamas and the western Atlantic.

Beryl was the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, and the first hurricane.

Tropical Storm Chris is expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday and is forecast to accelerate northeastward on Wednesday and Thursday.