Seen from Space before Landfall, Hurricane Beryl is Called ‘Unprecedented’

Hurricane Beryl, a strong Category 5 hurricane roaring in the eastern Caribbean, was recorded in amazing video by the International Space Station (ISS). The magnitude and power of this potentially disastrous weather system are seen in the video, which was shot from around 400 kilometers above Earth. Hurricane Beryl, which reached Category 5 status after intensifying quickly to become the quickest Category 4 storm ever recorded, is currently packing winds of up to 257 kmph. 

In the Atlantic Ocean, a new tropical depression developed on Friday and in just two days, it intensified into a powerful Category 4 storm that made landfall on the Windward Islands. On Monday, the hurricane reached Grenada’s coast. Meteorologists are fascinated by the occurrence of such quick strengthening in that region and at this early stage of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Seen from Space before Landfall, Hurricane Beryl is Called ‘Unprecedented’

The hurricane has already flooded streets and brought down power lines in the eastern Caribbean, causing severe damage. Forecasts indicate that up to 10 inches (25 cm) of rain may fall in certain places, and hurricane warnings are still in force for a number of islands, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Later this week, life-threatening gusts and storm surges are predicted to reach Jamaica as Beryl continues her westward path. Researchers link climate change to Beryl’s exceptionally early and intense creation, stating that higher temperatures in the North Atlantic are probably a contributing factor in the rock’s quick growth. This depicts the growing influence of global warming on severe weather occurrences.

Hurricane Beryl made landfall on Carriacou Island in the north Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, providing astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) with an amazing view of the storm. Using X, NASA released a video of the hurricane that has strengthened to a Category 4 storm, delivering strong winds and rain to the countries of the Caribbean. Using X, NASA released a video of the hurricane that has strengthened to a Category 4 storm, delivering strong winds and rain to the countries of the Caribbean.

Hurricane Beryl is seen from Space

Hurricane Beryl, which made landfall on Monday, July 1, as “an extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm, is being tracked by satellites as it unleashes devastating winds and rain on the Caribbean island of Carriacou in Grenada. Over the weekend, NOAA’s GOES-East satellite followed the path of the strong storm Beryl in the Atlantic, taking several near-real-time pictures of the storm. 

Seen from Space before Landfall, Hurricane Beryl is Called 'Unprecedented'

NOAA shared stunning satellite imagery of the storm

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has shared satellite images of the Hurricane Beryl. The “mesovortices” in Beryl’s eye have been captured on camera by the NOAA satellites, which have been following the hurricane almost in real time. The hurricane is causing catastrophic winds and a life-threatening storm surge in the Windwar Islands, a collection of islands in the Caribbean Sea, prompting the National Hurricane Center to declare it “extremely dangerous.” 

The hurricane Beryl is expected to produce up to three meters of torrential rain and gusts of up to 240 kilometers per hour, according to meteorologists. Images that people have shared on X depict the winds in the Caribbean islands uprooting trees and sweeping away roofs.

Advise for the locals

The prime minister of Grenada, Dickon Mitchell, urged people to stay inside and, if needed, take refuge in restrooms. Emergency shelters were located all around the island, housing thousands of people. The locals have been instructed to heed emergency alerts and remain indoors throughout this time. Barbados and Jamaica, in addition to Grenada, have been badly impacted by the hurricane.

Hurricane Beryl Hits the Caribbean, Strengthens to Category 5 Storm

As it moves over the middle Caribbean Sea, Hurricane Beryl has been upgraded by US forecasters to a “potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane”. Beryl was at the top of the NHC’s five-level scale, which determines a storm’s greatest sustained wind speed and wind speed and destructive potential, according to an alert the agency released late Monday night. 

After Hurricane Beryl slammed across many islands in the southeast Caribbean, dropping a lot of rain and unleashing strong winds, it intensified into a powerful category 5 storm late on Monday. Barbados was struck by strong winds and pouring rain, but fortunately avoided the brunt of the storm. As of right now, officials have not reported any casualties.

In several places, homes and businesses were inundated, and in Bridgetown, fishing boats sustained damage. Prior to the storm’s anticipated arrival on Wednesday, Jamaica has issued a hurricane warning. The Cayman Islands and regions of the Yucatan Peninsula were also cautioned by the NHC to keep an eye on the storm’s advancement.

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