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Cuba continues to monitor Hurricane Beryl’s path

Havana, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The Forecasting Center of the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) informed on Tuesday that it will closely monitor the evolution of Hurricane Beryl as it passes through the seas south of Cuba on Wednesday and Thursday.

MSc Alis Varela de la Rosa told Granma newspaper that the first hurricane of the 2024 season, after hitting the Lesser Antilles’ southern islands, is expected to move west-northwestward on Tuesday to cross the southern seas, a little away from the Dominican Republic.

At 18:00 hours, local time, on Monday, Beryl was an intense Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h, higher gusts, and a minimum central pressure of 944 hectopascals.

Weather model projections indicate that such a the hurricane will hit the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday.

Hurricane Beryl has become the most intense cyclone in the tropical Atlantic basin for June.

Professor Luis Enrique Ramos, coordinator of the Historical Commission of the Cuban Meteorological Society, pointed out that its rapid intensification is striking.