Tracking the Tropics: Strong Wave In Eastern Atlantic

Tracking the Tropics: Strong Wave In Eastern Atlantic

Tracking the Tropics: Strong Wave In Eastern Atlantic

Should it become a tropical depression or a more serious storm, though, it is (at present) far enough out in the Atlantic that it does not seem to present any threat to land.

Tropical Storm Chris formed Sunday off the NC coast and is expected to move very little over the next couple of days.

Hurricane Beryl weakened and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday as it headed toward the Lesser Antilles.

A separate system, Tropical Storm Chris, lingered off the Atlantic Coast on Sunday and is expected to remain in place for several days, according to forecasters. It was centred 60 miles (95 kilometres) east of Martinique and was zipping west-northwestward at 26 mph (43 kph).

The Met Office assured the public however that the country is not under any tropical storm watch or warning. At this hour, TD2 has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and moving to the W at 16 mph.

Beryl, a tiny, compact storm system in the Atlantic, became the season's first hurricane Friday.

Officials said they will open 424 shelters across Puerto Rico as a preventive measure and urged people to monitor the storm's progress.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Thursday began issuing advisories for Tropical Storm Beryl.

The hurricane centre said the storm still had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) late Sunday afternoon. On its current path, Hispaniola could get a direct hit sometime Tuesday afternoon but it would likely be a rain event, bringing about 2 to 4 inches but even that amount could lead to flooding and mud slides in vulnerable areas.

The town of Kill Devil Hills said in a news release a man in his mid-60s was reported missing in the rough surf around 12:15 p.m. on Saturday on a beach where red flags were present.

Last year, there were 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria which devastated some parts of the Caribbean.

Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told people to store water because the government would be shutting down the water system as a protective measure, and he warned them to stay alert despite the storm weakening.

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