Arthur becomes first hurricane of 2014 Atlantic hurricane season - NHC

July 3 Thu Jul 3, 2014 5:05am EDT

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July 3 (Reuters) - Storm Arthur became the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

Arthur was about 190 miles (305 km) south-southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina with maximum sustained wind of 75 mph (120 kph), NHC said.

(Reporting by Anupam Chatterjee in Bangalore; Editing by Alison Williams)