9 July 2018 - bulletin 465

Updated at 2100 GMT
Latest warnings for 03L and 10W
Disturbance update

Tropical storm Chris / 03L
Warning 13 from NHC at 2100 GMT
Position 32.2N 74.5W
Location 215 miles SSE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Movement Stationary
Maximum sustained winds 60 knots gusting to 75 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 70 miles of the centre
Minimum central pressure: 996 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 29 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 23.5N 128.7E
Location 187 miles SSE of Kadena AB, Okinawa
Movement 295° (WNW) at 16 knots
Maximum sustained winds 115 knots gusting to 140 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 38 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

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

Update from NHC at 1800 GMT
System 02L
Position 11.7N 50.4W
Likelihood of tropical cyclone regeneration within 48 hours is LOW (10%)
Likelihood of tropical cyclone regeneration within 5 days is MEDIUM (50%)

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