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Hurricane Delta intensifies to Category 3

Hurricane Delta, which hit the Mexican states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo on Wednesday, increased on Thursday to the third (of five) category on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

This was announced by the US National Center for Hurricane Watching.

According to meteorological estimates, the current wind speed within the atmospheric phenomenon reaches 51 m / s. The cyclone is currently located about 555 km south of Louisiana and is moving northwestward at a speed of 19 km / h. The hurricane is forecast to weaken on Friday as the Delta approaches the northern coastal zone of the Gulf of Mexico.

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