Hurricane Beryl: US weather warning as ‘absolute monster’ storm hurtles through with cities ‘in the firing line’

Hurricane Beryl: US weather warning as ‘absolute monster’ storm hurtles through with cities ‘in the firing line’

Nathan Rao speaks out on the 'absolute monster' storm wreaking havoc

GB NEWS
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 06/07/2024

- 12:41

The deadly storm has caused widespread damage

GB News Weather Correspondent Nathan Rao has issued a warning as an “absolute monster” storm hurtles through parts of America.

The deadly storm has caused widespread damage and has sparked the UK into action with a Royal Navy warship being sent to help relief efforts.


Speaking on GB News, Rao warned that Mexico and southern parts of America are “in the firing line” as the former category five storm continues to rattle on.

“She [Hurricane Beryl] is an absolute monster”, said Rao.

A weather map of Texas and Nathan Rao

Nathan Rao has issued a warning about Hurricane Beryl

National Weather Service / GB NEWS

“She woke up in a very, very bad mood. Overnight it has been downgraded to a tropical storm but she is going to move back into the Gulf of Mexico.

“What hurricanes love is warm, tropical waters and she is expected to reclassify to a category one hurricane as she re-enters Mexico and goes along the southern coast of Texas.

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“If you live in those islands in the Caribbean or along that coastline, you expect hurricanes. But in hurricane season, this is too early. It runs from June 1st to November 1st.

“What has been unusual about the intensity is she intensified from category one to category four in 10 days, to get a category five storm hurricane at this time of year is unusual. She has caused a lot of damage.

“Not as much damage as she could, because the original trajectory was to go right over the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. She actually stayed a bit to the south. It led to fatalities, but now it’s the southern coast of the USA.

“In Mexico that’s in the firing line for the start of the week. I think what seems to be the message that’s coming through now.”

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One country badly affected is Jamaica with hundreds of thousands of home left without power.

It is one of the most powerful to ever hit the country and it swept along the island’s southern coast earlier this week, bringing more than 12 hours of heavy rain.

On Friday, Beryl made landfall in Mexico after weakening to a category two storm.

In an update on Friday evening, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in the US has forecasted Beryl to bring 10cm (4in) to 15cm (6in) of rain to the Mexico coast.

At least 10 people have been left dead in the Caribbean after the storm wreaked havoc.

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