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Chris predicted to hit Newfoundland as a post-tropical storm

Chris predicted to hit Newfoundland as a post-tropical storm

The report is available in Spanish at: Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias.

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris has reached hurricane strength while moving away from the USA coast in the Atlantic.

After days of dry, hot weather with heightened fire hazard ratings and some heat warnings in effect, parts of Newfoundland are expecting heavy rain and high winds from the remains of Hurricane Chris as it downgrades to a tropical storm.

Hurricane Chris is weakening but moving faster at 25 miles per hour and is expected to continue picking up speed for several days, the National Hurricane Center.

Packing winds of 85 mph, the storm is centered 205 miles east-southeast of North Carolina's Cape Hatteras and is headed northeast at 10 mph.

Tropical Storm Chris, now located just off the coast of North Carolina, is about to turn into a hurricane later today, according to the National Hurricane Center.




Suncor Energy, operators of the Terra Nova FPSO, responded to a request for an interview by saying it doesn't provide real-time updates on any of its operations, but that the normal measures associated with conditions presented by post-tropical storm Chris were taken. "A further increase in forward speed is expected as a strong deep-layer trough digs southeastward along the USA east coast, accelerating the cyclone at forward speeds of 25-30 kt by 48 hours and beyond", according to the NHC.

However, he said the fast-moving storm is expected to move out to sea after two or three hours.

It looks like the UK's heatwave is set to come to an end as the remnants of a powerful hurricane swirling along the United States east coast is due to hit Britain.

She told Daily Star Online: "Former Atlantic hurricanes can have a huge impact on the UK's weather, but it can be both positive and negative". As the remnants drift northward toward the Bahamas over the coming days, the Hurricane Center gives them a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm.

Beryl had been the Atlantic season's first hurricane, but it disintegrated shortly before reaching Dominica, where many people still shelter under tarps on their roofs more than nine months after hurricane Maria hit as a Category 5 storm and killed dozens of people.