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Category 1 Hurricane Delta expected to re-strengthen: NHC

A fallen utility pole is seen after Hurricane Delta hit, in Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

(Reuters) - Delta has weakened into a Category 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, but is expected to re-strengthen through Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The hurricane was located about 580 miles (935 km) south-southeast of Cameron, Louisiana, packing maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 km per hour), the Miami-based weather forecaster said on Wednesday.

“Re-strengthening is forecast when the hurricane moves over the southern and central Gulf of Mexico through Thursday, and Delta is expected to become a major hurricane again,” the NHC said.

Reporting by Shreyansi Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese