Hurricane Chris Strengthens, Stays Well off US Atlantic Coast

Hurricane Chris Strengthens, Stays Well off US Atlantic Coast

A hurricane across the Atlantic may "influence" Britain's hot weather possibly bringing wind and rain next week. The report is available in Spanish at: Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias.

Chris strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 105 miles per hour, making it the first Category 2 hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.

At 5pm EDT, the heading on the advisory from the National Hurricane Center read "Chris finally becomes a hurricane while moving away from the United States".

The storm was almost stationary early on Tuesday as it churned about 200 miles (322 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

As the storm approached Nova Scotia on Wednesday, ExxonMobil did remove 60 non-essential employees from the Sable Offshore Energy facilities, about 300 kilometres southeast of Halifax. It was moving 35 miles per hour toward the northeast, the NHC's 5 a.m. EDT advisory said. The storm's remnants crossed directly over the island with top sustained winds of 65 kph, and was expected to drop up to eight centimetres of rain, with as much as 13 centimetres in isolated spots.

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The storm, downgraded from hurricane status earlier in the day, was expected to come ashore between Cape St. Mary's and Plancentia, then track northeast across the Avalon, moving right over St. John's.

“Chris is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane later today and some additional strengthening is expected through Wednesday night.

On Friday Beryl became the first hurricane of this Atlantic season before weakening. "The colder waters have likely stabilized the boundary layer, which has inhibited stronger winds aloft from mixing down to the surface", according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but forecasters said people in Atlantic Canada should monitor the hurricane.

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