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Hurricane Beryl Approaching Jamaica

Image captured on July 3, 2024, at 7:00 a.m. EDT [11:00 UTC], by the ABI instrument aboard the GOES-East satellite.

This clean infrared image animation shows Hurricane Beryl moving across the Caribbean Sea and approaching Jamaica from July 1, 12:00 a.m., EDT [4:00 UTC], to July 3, 7:00 a.m., EDT [11:00 UTC]. The imagery was captured by the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument aboard the GOES-East (GOES-16) satellite. Press the Play button in the lower left corner to view the animation.

After becoming the earliest Atlantic Ocean hurricane to reach Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with peak winds of 165 mph, Beryl weakened to a strong Category 4 storm with peak winds of 145 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

The storm made landfall on Grenada's Carriacou Island on Monday, July 1, then moved westward over Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday. This image shows the storm approaching Jamaica and poised to make landfall on the Cayman Islands the night of July 3 and during July 4. The storm is forecast to continue westward to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula by the evening of July 4 or on July 5.

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