MIAMI, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Hurricane Danielle strengthened into a Category 3 storm on Friday, becoming the Atlantic season's first major hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Danielle churned over the Atlantic located about 585 miles (940 km) southeast of Bermuda and was moving northwest at 12 miles per hour (19 km per hour).
It had top sustained winds of 120 mph (195 kph). Any storm packing winds of at least 111 mph (178 kph) is ranked as "major" by the Miami-based hurricane center. Computer models show Danielle tracking northwest and then in a more northerly direction and likely to move east of Bermuda. (Reporting by Sandra Maler; Writing by Kevin Gray)
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