NHC says Chris strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane

Adjust Comment Print

As of 5 p.m. EDT, Chris had winds of 90 miles per hour and was moving to the northeast at 25 miles per hour.

The tropical storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour at 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning and was moving at just 2 miles per hour.

Hurricane Chris continued to race out into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday.

Forecaster Marco Petagna said: "From Monday and Tuesday next week there's signs of fresher air pushing gradually south-eastwards across the United Kingdom with a chance of some rain nearly anywhere".

Regardless of Storm Chris, temperatures are expected to remain in the high 20Cs throughout the rest of this week after a record-breaking start to July. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Hurricane Chris is rapidly strengthening, and the National Hurricane Center has named it a Category 2 storm.

Super-Mom Serena into 10th Wimbledon final
The 11th seed produced a stunning display of power hitting from the back of the court to leave Ostapenko a very frustrated figure. In the second set, the left-handed Kerber quickly went into the lead with Ostapenko choosing to live as dangerously as before.

Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro
Both MacBook Pro sizes now incorporate the T2 system-management processor that made its debut with the iMac Pro . The Iris graphics on the 13-inch Pro with Touch Bar and the AMD GPU on the 15-inch Pro are also a huge step up.

United Kingdom calls for close economic ties in Brexit white paper
Mr Trump said ahead of his visit that he could meet Boris Johnson, who resigned earlier this week over Mrs May's Brexit plan. The British proposals on customs, which are complex and untested, are also likely to run into trouble in Brussels.

Based on the current track, no interaction with land is expected. It's expected to remain "well offshore" of the US coast, forecasters say, instead steadily heading for Newfoundland while picking up forward speed through Thursday night.

"All operators continue to monitor forecasted weather and sea-state conditions, and are implementing precautionary measures as required", according to a bulletin from the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board.

Environment Canada updated its forecast early Thursday morning, with a warning that heavy rain, strong winds, significant waves and storm surges could hit coastal areas of the island on Thursday.

It was expected to gain strength Tuesday and Wednesday before weakening Thursday.

The rainy weather is then set to continue in Scotland on Monday and Tuesday and although this is also potential in North West, the uncertainty of the exact path of Storm Chris leaves this unclear.