Tropical storm Humberto Upgraded To Category 1 Hurricane

Tropical storm Humberto has strengthened to a category 1 hurricane far out in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.

Humberto’s maximum sustained winds early on Wednesday were almost 75mph (120kph). The US National Hurricane Centre said the hurricane could gain more strength before a weakening trend is expected to start on Thursday.

Humberto is centred about 310 miles (500km) west-north of the southernmost Cape Verde islands and is moving north-northwest at a rate close to 8mph (13 kph).

Tropical storm Gabrielle is passing west-south of Bermuda, hitting the wealthy British territory with wind, rain and rough surf. Gabriella has maximum sustained winds of almost 60mph (95kph).

Source: Associated Press