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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services said late Friday that a hurricane watch will be issued for the country today (Saturday) as Tropical Storm Beryl formed over the Central Atlantic.

Forecasters said they continue to monitor the cyclone closely. At 11 p.m. Friday, the centre of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 9.3 degrees north, longitude, 43.6 degrees west, latitude or about 1,220 miles (1,965 kilometres) east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 

Beryl is moving to the west at 18 mph (30 km/h).

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical Storm Beryl is forecast to strengthen (possibly to major hurricane status) and on its present forecast track, the centre of the system is predicted to pass near or over SVG on Monday.

“Residents are strongly advised to keep informed on the progress of this system,” forecasters said.

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There are no watches or warnings in effect for SVG at this time. However, a hurricane watch will be issued by today (Saturday).

Additionally, forecasters said moisture associated with a tropical wave is expected across the country with showers and thunderstorm activity on Saturday.

An area of disturbance located over the Eastern Atlantic is also being monitored, with a 30% chance of development and possibly tracking near the area by Wednesday.