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Hurricane Chris weakens on way to Newfoundland

July 12, 2018 2:43 AM
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Hurricane Chris weakens on way to Newfoundland

MIAMI: Hurricane Chris weakened on Wednesday off the US East Coast, with maximum wind speeds dropping to 150kph on an expected course towards Canada's Newfoundland province.

The centre of the storm is expected to pass near or over southeastern Newfoundland on Thursday afternoon or evening, when it will likely become a strong post-tropical cyclone, said the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami.

It cautioned that swells generated by Chris, which was 570 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, "could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions" along the coast of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states.

Chris on Tuesday became the second hurricane of this year's Atlantic season.


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