ANDRES BECOMES FIRST STORM OF PACIFIC HURRICANE SEASON

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Tropical Storm Andres yesterday became the earliest named storm on record to develop in the eastern Pacific Ocean, according to the US based National Weather Service.

The system formed hundreds of miles off the west coast of Mexico, had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving out to sea at 6 mph.

It is not expected to threaten land and will probably dissipate within 48 hours

The storm is notable for its early arrival, just beating out the record set by Tropical Storm Adrian, which strengthened to named status on May 10, 2017.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30.