Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Hurricane Chris: Forecasters say Atlantic Ocean beachgoers should be wary -- latest updates

Hurricane Chris: Forecasters say Atlantic Ocean beachgoers should be wary -- latest updates

Meanwhile, Hurricane Chris was moving toward the northeast near 25 mph, about 570 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

According to weather forecasters, Hurricane Chris is expected to gain strength throughout Wednesday before weakening Thursday as it heads out to sea and away from US coastal areas. Satellite imagery of Chris shows a well-defined eye developing.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "A cloudy start for many, but it will brighten up during the morning with plenty of warm sunshine in the afternoon".

Chris's wind field was expanding.

"We are saddened that rough waters have tragically claimed a life, and I urge people along our coast to be cautious, especially if they plan to be in and on the water", Cooper said in a statement.

"It's not unusual at all", she said.

Chris was speeding northeastward in the Atlantic and is expected to continue to weaken and lose its tropical features.

"The potential storm will move up the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and as it does, it will stay in conditions that can support tropical development", she added.

"There is still a lot a play here and of course things could change, but whatever the remains of Chris as by this upcoming weekend will be apart of a front that skirts across Scotland".

The rain will be much-needed for the United Kingdom that has been basking in a weeks-long heatwave, but it is still too early to write off the summer as warm weather is still expected over the coming week.

The bookies now make it a 7/2 shot that July 2018 goes down in history as the wettest ever. The NHC is forecasting that Hurricane Chris will be increasing its forward speed over the next few days.

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