Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Environment Canada issues statement for the Maritimes about Tropical Storm Chris

This graphic from the National Hurricane Center shows the projected path of Tropical Storm Beryl on Sunday This graphic from the National Hurricane Center shows the projected path of Tropical Storm Beryl on Sunday
Cary Marshall | 09 July, 2018, 08:59

Tropical Storm Chris is expected to bring swell and showers to Bermuda towards the middle of this week.

The Bermuda Weather Service warned it may move closer after that, depending upon its track. By midweek, Chris may intensify into a hurricane as it continues to become better organized.

There was high threat of risky rip currents north of Cape Lookout, according to the National Weather Service's Newport/Morehead City office.

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris is likely to strengthen to a hurricane by Monday but will remain well away from the US coast for the next two or three days.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe.

The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, spared Bermuda past year, but battered the Caribbean as well as the United States. It was centered 210 miles (335 kilometers) east of Martinique and was moving west-northwestward at 23 mph (37 kph).

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Tropical storm watches were in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia and Dominica.

"Swells generated by Chris are expected to increase and affect portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states into early next week", the advisory said, adding that some of the resulting conditions could be life-threatening.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the centre but forecasters anticipate Beryl to gradually weaken during the next 36 hours.

'Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, especially once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday, ' the NHC said.

N.H.C. said this morning that interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic should monitor the progress of Beryl.

About 7,000 houses and businesses in Puerto Rico still lack power after Hurricane Maria leveled an electricity grid that was ill-maintained before the storm.

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