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A hurricane warning remains in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and all but essential workers have been ordered to stay at home today (Monday).

A hurricane warning, in this case, means that hurricane conditions are expected within the watch area.

At 5 a.m., Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 11.7 degrees north; longitude 59.9 degrees west, or approximately 140 miles (225 kilometres) east-southeast of SVG. Hurricane Beryl is moving toward the west at 20 mph (31 km/h) with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph (195 km/h).

Minimum Central Pressure is 965mb or 28.50 inches.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the centre, and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205km).

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“All preparations to protect life and property should be completed,” forecasters said.:

Maximum sustained winds of 120 mph (195 km/h) are expected from early Monday.

Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 6 inches (100 to 150mm) are likely across the country.

A flash-flood Warning remains in effect.

Marine conditions are expected to be very rough and hazardous with sea swells exceeding 4 metres (13ft) and possibly as high as 8 metres (26ft), near the centre of Beryl on Monday.

Large and destructive waves/swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents.

“These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and fishermen.”

Another disturbance is located over the Eastern Atlantic, with a 70% chance of development, and a depression is likely as it tracks near SVG by Wednesday.

“Be Prepared!!” forecasters said.