The category 2 hurricane Delta, which made landfall this Wednesday near Puerto Morelos (Mexico) with winds of 160 kilometers per hour and weakened when passing through the Yucatan Peninsula, dropped to category 1 when going out to sea with sustained winds of 150 km / h in its heading to the southern United States.
At 19:00 local time (00:00 GMT), the center of the hurricane was located 890 km south-southeast of Cameron, Louisiana (USA), while moving in a northwesterly direction at 28 km / h, indicated the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).
On the planned trajectory, the center of Delta will move over the south and center of the Gulf of Mexico until this Thursday, and will approach the US South Coast on Friday within the surveillance area scheduled for this hurricane.
That same day will impact somewhere in the state of Louisiana or in Mississippi, according to the trajectory cone, presumably with category 3, as reported by private weather service AccuWeather.
According to the NHC, the Government of Mexico has changed the hurricane warning from Río Lagartos to Dzilam to a tropical storm warning, and disabled all warnings for the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula.
In its summary of warnings and watches, the NHC, which is based in Miami, Florida, indicates that a storm surge warning for High Island (Texas), to the border of the states of Alabama and Florida, in the southern United States.
Meanwhile, a hurricane watch is in effect from High Island (Texas) to Grand Isle (Louisiana).
Delta is moving northwest with a reduction in travel speed expected for the next 24 hours, while forecasting a turn to the north-northwest Thursday night.
This Thursday, and in the open sea, the meteor will strengthen again and could have category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale (from 1 to 5).
Delta hurricane force winds extend up to 55 km from the center and tropical storm force winds extend patient 205 km.
Destroys in Mexico
What was expected in Mexico as the most powerful meteorological phenomenon of the last 15 years fortunately ended in a Category 2 hurricane, the major consequences of which were hundreds of downed trees, damaged utility poles, power outages and some puddles and floods, according to the governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González, where Delta hit this Wednesday at 5:45 local time (10.45 GMT).
The passage of the hurricane has left no victims, according to the preliminary report released this Wednesday by the governor of the region.
The Mexican Government evicted 39,290 people and deployed more than 10,000 civil and military authorities in the Yucatan peninsula, in the southeast of the country, due to this meteorological event.