Oct 12 Nicole, which is on track to hit Bermuda,
strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane on Wednesday, the U.S.
National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Nicole was located about 210 miles (335 km) southwest of
Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (185
kph), the Miami-based center said.
"An increase in forward speed is expected (on Wednesday
night), followed by a northeastward turn and an additional
increase in forward speed on Thursday," the NHC said, adding
that the core of Hurricane Nicole will pass near or over Bermuda
(Reporting by Nithin Prasad in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra