Beryl becomes first hurricane of 2018 Atlantic season
Hurricane Beryl

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