Hurricane Chris quickly strengthens, generates unsafe surf on path to Canada

Hurricane Chris quickly strengthens, generates unsafe surf on path to Canada

Hurricane Chris quickly strengthens, generates unsafe surf on path to Canada

Its center will be near southeastern Newfoundland on Thursday night.

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".

ExxonMobil removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms Wednesday as hurricane Chris advanced toward Atlantic Canada.

Hurricane Chris, the second of this years season, has attained Category 2 strength and is headed to the North Atlantic from a position northwest of the island.

Tropical Storm Chris was upgraded to hurricane status Tuesday after it increased in speed and strength as forecasters warned that it would bring unsafe rip currents to the Jersey Shore this week. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 miles per hour, and it will likely continue to strengthen through Wednesday morning.

There is a 50 percent chance that what's left of Beryl could turn back into a tropical storm in the next five days, the National Hurricane Center said its Tuesday afternoon advisory.

She said that ex-hurricanes like Chris happen regularly.

Chris should continue on it's northeasterly track as it picks up forward speed. Tropical storm force winds stretched outward up to 175 miles from its center.

And rough seas churned up by Chris will continue to affect the East Coast of the United States from North Carolina northward into New England, the hurricane center said.

The North West can expect to see some wet and showery weather towards the end of the week, as well as thunderstorms in some parts of the region over the weekend.

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