First hurricane forms in Atlantic

  • Hurricane Beryl at 6am today (Image from the Bermuda Weather Service)

    Hurricane Beryl at 6am today (Image from the Bermuda Weather Service)


The first hurricane of the season has formed in the West Atlantic.

Hurricane Beryl, upgraded overnight from a tropical storm, remains on a slow course towards the Caribbean.

However it is expected to dwindle before it reaches the Lesser Antilles late on Sunday. It is said not be a threat to Bermuda.

At 6am today, Beryl was nearly 2,000 miles south-east of Bermuda, with winds of 75mph, and gusts of more than 90mph.

The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, spared Bermuda last year, but battered the Caribbean as well as the United States.

Recovery efforts are still under way in islands across the Caribbean, and an above-average season is expected again this year with seas warmer than usual.

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Published Jul 6, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 6, 2018 at 9:39 am)

First hurricane forms in Atlantic

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