Forecasters are predicting rain showers associated with Tropical Storm Chris, which is forecast to come within 450 miles to the west-northwest of Bermuda by noon on Wednesday.

The Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) warned it may move closer to the island after that, but it’s still too early to tell.

Chris also has the potential to strengthen into a full-fledged hurricane due to warm sea surface temperatures and suitable winds.

As of noon today (Sunday), the But the BWS said: “Fortunately, the broad high pressure ridging will keep the storm at a safe berth from the island, thus making the only potential impacts of this system being shower activity and large long period swell.

As of 6am this morning, Chris was situated some 594 miles west of Bermuda, packing winds up to 46mph with higher gusts.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Beryl has been downgraded from a category one hurricane as she continues on a slow course towards the Lesser Antilles.

Beryl is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to Dominica and Guadeloupe later tonight, with strong winds expected in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday.