Tropical Storm Kyle strengthens into hurricane off U.S.

Other News Materials 28 September 2008 02:43 (UTC +04:00)

Tropical Storm Kyle strengthened into a hurricane on Saturday in the Atlantic Ocean off the northeast U.S. coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said, according to Reuters.

Kyle, which formed as a tropical storm on Thursday, had sustained winds near 75 mph (120 kph) as it moved on a path that would take its centre near eastern New England or Canada's Maritime provinces late on Sunday.

Kyle was a minimal Category 1 hurricane on the five-step hurricane intensity scale.