What is Hurricane Beryl?

The T20 World Cup winning team, India has been forced to extend their stay in Barbados after Hurricane Beryl intensified in the ocean. Hurricane Beryl, which took its toll on the Caribbean Island on Sunday, has been classified as Category 3 storm. Seeing its entry, the Rohit Sharma-led Team India were forced to camp inside their hotel, extending their stay after their T20 World Cup triumph. 

The Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue were supposed to take an Emirates flight from New York via Dubai. A source told PTI, “The team was supposed to leave from here (Bridgetown) to New York and then reach India via Dubai. But now the plan is to get a charter flight straight from here to Delhi. A meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also being considered.”

Beryl is the first hurricane of the 2024 Atlantic season. According to reports, the cyclone has intensified with maximum sustained winds of 210 kmph, thus making air travel unsafe. As reported by Vikrant Gupta, the cyclone has been upgraded to Category 4, which is second most to the severe one. According to Colin McCarthy, a weather reporter, “Hurricane #Beryl has just become the first June Category 4 Atlantic hurricane in history. We have never seen such a strong hurricane this early in the season.”

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) took to X to sent out latest advisory on “extremely dangerous Hurricane #Beryl”. According to them, beryl is expected to remain an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the Windward Islands tomorrow morning.

What is Hurricane Beryl?

The natural calamity which has occurred around the Caribbean Island is a cyclone formed due to low pressure conditions. The name Beryl has been used for eight tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean (near the east coast of the US and West Indies, Haiti). 

For the experts and meteorologists, Hurricane Beryl has become a historic storm for more than a single reason. On Sunday, June 30 it became the earliest hurricane to reach category 4 intensity in the calendar year. The previous record was held by Hurricane Dennis, which became a Category 4 storm on July 8, 2005.

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