Hurricane Matthew grows to category 4 storm
hurricane Matthew (Graphic: via public broadcasting)

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)