Matthew Strengthens to a Major Hurricane

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 30, 2016

Image: U.S. National Hurricane Center

Image: U.S. National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a Category 4, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday adding that a Hurricane Watch has been issued for Jamaica.
Matthew was located about 465 miles (750 kilometers) southeast of Kingston Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour (220 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.
Some additional strengthening is possible tonight, and some fluctuations in intensity are possible Saturday and Sunday, the NHC said.
(Reporting by Nithin Prasad in Bengaluru; editing by Diane Craft)
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