Hurricane Arthur upgraded amid 100mph winds

The US National Hurricane Center has said that Hurricane Arthur was upgraded to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds at 100 miles per hour (160 kilometres per hour).

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Hurricane Arthur 35 miles from North Carolina

The eye of hurricane Arthur is now 35 miles from the coast of North Carolina and the core of the system is expected to pass near or over the coast and the outer banks tonight, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said,

Hurricane Arthur 35 miles from US state of North Carolina Credit: Google Maps

It was located about 35 miles south of Cape Fear, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour the NHC said.

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