Hurricane Beryl Grounds Flights: Thousands Of Travelers Face Delays

Hurricane Beryl leads to cancellations and delays of more than 1,300 flights. The storm leads to the death of more than 11 people in the Caribbean becoming a category 1 hurricane. It made landfall on Monday morning impacting the travel across the country especially through flights. Texas is the most affected place. It is having a severe impact on the storm. The landfall in Matagorda led to people evacuating from the place before the storm’s arrival. Let us have a look at Hurricane Beryl’s current situation below.

Hurricane Beryl Leads To Cancellation And Delays Of More Than 1,300 Flights

Hurricane Beryl leads to cancellation of more than 1,300 flights on Monday. United Airlines delayed 406 flights. While Southwest Airlines delays 268 flights. The hurricane was so intense that it led to a total of 1,331 flight cancellations and 505 flight delays. The data is up to 3:36 pm Indian Standard Time or 6:06 am Eastern Time. There were pre-estimations that the hurricane would turn into category 2 after landfall.

Impact On Schools And Inland Texas

The inland Texas is also facing problems as the hurricane is moving ahead. The maximum sustained winds on the land during the hurricane is 80 mph (130 km/h) expected to reach 135 km/h in the south-southwest of Houston, Texas. Around one million people are under the warning zone. Texas Governor, Dan Patrick, marks 120 counties as disaster-prone areas. Both schools and airports along with oil shipping suspends its practices. It remained closed on Monday as well. The experts predict that the hurricane will slow down by Tuesday. While its impact will be reduced by Wednesday.

History Of Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl is going on from 28 June 2024 making three landfills as of 8 July 2024. The hurricane started with a tropical depression 2 in the Central Atlantic where winds started moving at 35 mph. It reached its next level and became a tropical storm by night where wind speed increased to 40 mph. The next day, it turned out to be a hurricane with 75 mph wind speed. It was 720 miles east-southeast of Barbados.

By 30 June 2024, Beryl turns into a category 3 hurricane 420 miles east-southeast of Barbados. The wind speed was now 115 mph. It made its first landfall on 1 July at 11:10 a.m. as a Category 4 hurricane at Carriacou Island, Grenada at a speed of 150 mph. After strengthening in the Eastern Caribbean, it weakened a little as it moved towards the south of the Dominican Republic on 2 July 2024.

Hurricane Beryl landfall 2 took place on the Yucatan Peninsula Northeast of Tulum, Mexico as a Category 2 storm with a wind speed of 70 mph. It again weakened as it moved towards Mexico on 5 July 2024. The landfall 3 takes place today (July 8, 2024) at Matagorda as a category 1 storm.

Where Will Hurricane Beryl Head Now?

Hurricane Beryl is showing its movement towards the north. Thus, it will continue with less impact on Tuesday moving towards Houston, Kingwood and Spring. It expects to weaken like the previous two. However, its impact will still be there for some time. Areas like Austin, Lavaca, and Lee are under the warning of tropical storms and heavy rain. Hurricane Beryl on the coastal areas led to the areas flooded with water. The rainfall is already higher than the average mark.

Hurricane Beryl will move forward and its impact will be reduced further. However, people must stay at a safer location and avoid much travel until Wednesday. The flights will become operational after the weather conditions turn normal. The weather conditions are impacting more than 1,300 flights. Stay tuned for more information on Charcha Times.

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Garima Kaur is a student and an author at Charcha Times. She is passionate about exploring the dynamics of business world, startups, share market, and crypto.

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