A man takes photos while standing on a cliff on the island's south shore battered by winds from approaching Hurricane Gonzalo, in Astwood Park, Bermuda, Oct. 17, 2014.
A man takes photos while standing on a cliff on the island's south shore battered by winds from approaching Hurricane Gonzalo, in Astwood Park, Bermuda, Oct. 17, 2014.

Kate, formerly a tropical storm, has strengthened into the fourth hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday.

Kate, now a category 1 hurricane, was located about 260 miles (420 km) north of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph), the Miami-based weather forecaster added.