9 July 2018 - bulletin 464

Updated at 1530 GMT
Latest warnings for 03L and 10W
Disturbance update

Tropical storm Chris / 03L
Warning 11 from NHC at 0900 GMT
Position 32.2N 74.5W
Location 215 miles SSE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Movement 180° (S) at 1 knot
Maximum sustained winds 50 knots gusting to 65 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 70 miles of the centre
Minimum central pressure: 999 mbar
Threatened landmasses North Carolina
Next warning from NHC at 0300 GMT

Chris will gradually strengthen as it remains slow-moving off the NC coast. After today, the system will head off northeast whilst strengthening to 75 knots. Chris will become extra-tropical near Newfoundland.

Regional warnings
Life-threatening surf and rip-tide conditions will affect the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic States.

TYPHOON Maria / 10W
Warning 28 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 22.9N 130.3E
Location 255 miles SSE of Kadena AB, Okinawa
Movement 290° (WNW) at 15 knots
Maximum sustained winds 125 knots gusting to 150 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 135 to 195 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 40 to 65 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Taiwan, China
Maximum significant wave height 40 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Maria will continue to move northwest but is now beginning to weaken gradually as it heads for Taiwan and China. 

Update from NHC at 1200 GMT
System 02L
Position 11.7N 50.4W
Likelihood of tropical cyclone regeneration within 48 hours is LOW (0%)
Likelihood of tropical cyclone regeneration within 5 days is LOW (30%)

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