Sept 30 Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into
a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale while
moving west- southwestward over the Caribbean Sea, the U.S.
National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.
Matthew was located about 495 miles (800 kilometers)
southeast of Kingston, Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of
115 miles per hour (185 km/h), the Miami-based weather
The center of Matthew will pass north of the Guajira
Peninsula later Friday and remain over the central Caribbean Sea
through early Sunday, the NHC said.
(Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu