Hurricane Matthew has strengthened to become a major hurricane, but is not predicted to hit Bermuda.
Matthew first passed through the Windward Islands and Barbados as a tropical storm on September 28, then intensified to become a Category 1 hurricane—the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season’s fifth—on September 29. It then rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane, although it has now weakened a little to a Category 4.
The hurricane has skirted the Northern coast of South America and is now predicted to thread the gap between Haiti and Cuba.
However, according to the Bermuda Weather Service, “Hurricane Matthew is not a threat to Bermuda at this time.”
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