Hurricane Bill remains Category 4 status this afternoon with warnings now appearing for the eastern United States for dangerous seas and rips which may affect holidaymakers enjoying mid-summer heat at the beach.
Much like a rock being dropped in a pond a hurricane causes similar ripples out and huge, dangerous, seas are expected to pound much of the east and north east coasts of America and Canada over the coming days. Extra high tides and rough seas could claim lives and cause damage to piers and coastal properties despite the storm being a long way out to sea.
Latest computer models are confirming the likelihood that Bill will completely miss directly affecting America however tropical storm conditions may affect north eastern states.
The category 4 hurricane may strengthen further over the next day or so and should pass near Bermuda. A large high to the north is controlling Bill’s movement.
Winds remain sustained at 215km/h with the air pressure falling to 950hPa