July 6, 2018 / 9:22 AM / 4 months ago

Beryl becomes first hurricane of 2018 Atlantic season

(Reuters) - Beryl became the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in latest advisory.

Hurricane Beryl was located about 1,140 miles (1830 km) east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the NHC said

Beryl is forecast to quickly weaken by late Saturday and become a tropical storm late Sunday or Monday, the Miami-based weather forecaster added.

Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman and Apeksha Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Alison Williams

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