Hurricane Chris to track south of Nova Scotia

Pablo Tucker
July 11, 2018

Cove warns that heavy surf and increased risk of rip and lateral currents won't offer good conditions for beginning surfers or swimmers at Lawrencetown Beach on Thursday and Friday morning.

An Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to fly over Chris Tuesday afternoon.

Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and SC, U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018 at 16:12 UTC.

Here's the 5pm update from the National Hurricane Center on what is now Hurricane Chris.

What's left of Beryl, a tropical wave moving northwestward across the southeastern Bahamas, was producing gusty winds and locally heavy rain from Hispaniola and southeastern Cuba northeastward across the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos into the adjacent Atlantic waters, the Hurricane Center said in its 7 p.m. update. Local officials were preparing to deal with any minor flooding or overwash.

Nicola Maxey, Senior Press Officer for the Met Office, explains that this sort of weather activity is typical for this time of year and that although the Storm is expected to turn into a hurricane by later today, by the time it reaches the United Kingdom it will be an ex-hurricane.

It was expected to gain strength Tuesday and Wednesday before weakening Thursday. The track is expected to stay out to sea - but may send some high surf and risky rip currents in our direction over the coming days. Please consult products from your local weather office. The National Hurricane Center also advised interests along the coast of North Carolina and in Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress of Hurricane Chris.

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