Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada

Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada

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

As of Thursday evening the Canadian Hurricane Centre maintained a tropical cyclone information statement for eastern Newfoundland including, Bonavista, Burin and Avalon peninsulas. It is believed that Hurricane Chris may clip Newfoundland, Canada, later in the week, USA Today reports.

The storm remains in an environment that will continue to gradually strengthen it as it is centered over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. AccuWeather reports that a man in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina died after he ignored "No Swimming" signs posted along the beach and encountered rough surf.

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". This means rough surf and risky rip currents.

Chris was racing northeast at 35 miles per hour and was forecast to pass near or over extreme southeastern Newfoundland later today or tonight.

The downgrade comes one day after Chris quickly escalated into a Category 2 storm packing 105 miles per hour winds.

He said they typically have about 150 people at the combined facilities, with about 90 personnel remaining offshore after the removals. Sustained wind is forecast to peak around 100mph Tuesday night / Wednesday morning before some weakening back down to a strong category 1 occurs by Wednesday afternoon.

Tyler Roys, forecaster for AccuWeather, said Scotland will suffer the worst effects of Storm Chris as it churns northeast towards the North Sea.

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