Monday, September 13th, 2010...2:54 pm

Igor strengthens to category four

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Forecasters at the United States-based National Hurricane Centre have warned that Hurricane Igor could further strengthen as it moves westward.

Igor grew from a tropical storm to a hurricane on Saturday night and swelled from category 2 to category 4 in three hours yesterday.

The Hurricane Centre says Igor is forecast to further strengthen during the next 48 hours.

While the forecasters say it’s too early to make any definitive predictions about Hurricane Igor’s path, they say it could cross the northern Caribbean, possibly heading toward Bermuda.

Igor has become the fourth hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic season, following Alex, Danielle and Earl.

Hurricane Earl travelled up the east coast of the US and Canada earlier this month, toppling trees and power lines and causing minor flooding.

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