Matthew strengthens into a hurricane: NHC

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 29, 2016 2:22 PM

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Matthew has strengthened into a hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

Matthew is located about 190 miles (300 km) northeast of Curacao, and is moving towards the west at 17 miles per hour (28 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

(Reporting by Harshith Aranya in Bengaluru; editing by Diane Craft)