Tropical Storm Beryl has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, the second named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Satellite imagery indicates that the tropical depression has strengthened and is now Tropical Storm Beryl. According to the National Hurricane Center, maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 40 mph with higher gusts. Beryl is located at 10.3N 42.3W which is about 1,330 miles east south east from the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm Beryl is moving west at 16mph. The storm has a minimum central pressure of 1007MB / 29.74″.
In an earlier advisory, the National Hurricane Center said they expected this cyclone is expected to dissipate east of the Lesser Antilles early next week. With this cyclone now a storm, that assessment could change; the National Hurricane Center is expected to issue a full update early this evening. Regardless of development or dissipation, locally heavy rains and gusty winds are expected at minimum to portions of the Leeward Islands on Sunday and Monday.
The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through to the end of November. June, the first month of the season, was quite quiet with no named systems.It was the first time June was free of named systems since 2014.