Hurricane Gaston strengthens but poses no threat to land


MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Gaston is gathering strength as it moves northwestward in the Atlantic, but forecasters say it poses no threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Gaston reformed as a hurricane Saturday night. On Sunday, Gaston was clocking maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph) winds. The storm was located about 600 miles (970 kilometers) east of Bermuda. Gaston was moving northwest at about 5 mph (7 kph).

Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 25 miles (35 kilometers) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 kilometers).

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect as of 11 a.m. EDT Sunday. Forecasters say Gaston could strengthen in the next day but poses no threat to land.

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