Hurricane Chris strengthens as it moves away from U.S.

A blanket of white mist is observed from the vantage point of a hill overlooking a section of Tortola mid-morning today July 9

High surf and unsafe rip currents are expected to spread from the North Carolina coast to New England for several days.

Environment Canada meteorologist Ian Hubbard said the storm was off the coast of Carolina on Tuesday and was expected to intensify as it started moving northeast later in the day.

Given the storm's predicted track, the strongest winds were expected to be over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center also advised interests along the coast of North Carolina and in Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress of Hurricane Chris. The hurricane has reached winds of 85 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 storm and the second named hurricane for the Atlantic season.

The remnants of Beryl looked set on Monday to bring 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) of rain to Puerto Rico, which is still trying to recover from hurricanes that walloped the USA territory a year ago, causing an estimated $90 billion in damage.

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Storm Chris is set to hit the United Kingdom with gales, cooler temperatures and damper weather, threatening to end Britain's heatwave.

The Met Office are warning of the chance of some showers on Wednesday afternoon on what is set to be a cloudy day for long periods, with the outlook for Friday including the chance of thunderstorms.

A study released in May estimated the death toll from Maria was about 4,645 - not the 64 long pegged by the island's government as the official death toll - which would make it one of the deadliest natural disasters in USA history.

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