Tropical storm Chris strengthened to a category hurricane

Tropical storm Chris strengthened to a category hurricane

NEW YORK, July 11. /TASS/. Formed in the Atlantic ocean tropical storm “Chris” on Tuesday has strengthened to a category hurricane in the first degree. This was announced by the U.S. national center for monitoring hurricanes, whose headquarters is located in Miami (Florida).

According to the researchers, “Chris” is located about 330 km South-East from the coast of North Carolina. The hurricane moved to the North-East at a speed of about 4.5 m/s wind Speed reaches its epicenter approximately 38 m/s.

“Chris” was the second hurricane that has developed over recent months in the Atlantic. The first was the “beryl”, which had earlier lost its own characteristics and began to dissipate.

Hurricane season in the Atlantic typically lasts six months — from 1 June to 30 November. Atmospheric phenomenon is classified as a storm and gets its own name, if the wind speed reaches its epicenter 17.5 m/s At a wind speed of about 33 m/s or more the storm becomes a hurricane.

Hurricane #Chris is forecast to become a post-tropical storm and affect parts of Atlantic Canada on Thursday. More info is available at and from the @environmentca Canadian Hurricane Centre at

— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) July 10, 2018.