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At 11 a.m. Tropical Storm Beryl was still moving quickly west-northwestward toward the Lesser Antilles with no change in strength, and as such the Government of Barbados has discontinued the Tropical Storm watch for Barbados.

The disorganised centre of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 57.9 West. Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 23 mph (37 km/h), and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the centre of Beryl or its remnants will approach the Lesser Antilles today, cross the island chain tonight, and move near or south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is anticipated during the next 36 hours, and Beryl is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure as it moves across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Monday.

A Tropical Storm warning remains in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe, and a Tropical Storm watch is still in effect for Martinique, St Martin, and St Barthelemy, Saba and St Eustatius, and St Maarten. (PR)

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