Tropical Storm Bill, which was the second named storm for the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, has now been upgraded to a hurricane, thus making Hurricane Bill the first hurricane of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season.
As at 5:00 PM AST today, Hurricane Bill’s vital stats are as follows:
Location: 14.6°N 46.7°W
Max sustained: 90 mph
Moving: WNW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 969 mb
Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Hurricane Bill is likely to become the first major hurricane of the season, with winds up to 125 mph expected by Wednesday. Follow the Hurricane Bill tracker.