Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

  • Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

Tropical Storm Chris is now tracking the East Coast of the USA and is set to cross the Atlantic to the UK.

Chris has developed a well-defined eye in both satellite and radar imagery at times, with a diameter that has varied in size from 30 nautical miles to the present 20 nautical miles.

Chris's wind field was expanding.

"Hardest hit with wind will be the eastern edge of the Avalon, and hardest hit with precipitation is going to be basically just the isthmus and out as far as Terra Nova down to Connaigre", Batten said.

Walsh says the entire duration of the storm will be less than 12 hours, except for the remaining swell into Friday morning.

"The slow stalled nature of the cyclone stirred up the sea and brought up cooler water from deeper parts of the ocean, otherwise known as upwelling", she said.

As we head into the weekend Met Office experts are warning over the chance of thunderstorms.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said that tropical storm Chris "will influence the weather but we can not tell what that influence will be at the moment because it is still developing".

By Thursday the cold front moves closer and we can once again expect rain chances across Middle Georgia.

Chris is expected to create large swells along the east coast, which can result in life-threatening surf and rip currents.

He told Daily Star Online: "There is a good chance that the remains of Chris, which is likely to become a hurricane over the next 12 hours, will approach the United Kingdom between Sunday and Monday". The center said people along the coast should continue to monitor the hurricane.

The bookies now make it a 7/2 shot that July 2018 goes down in history as the wettest ever.