Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Mexico

7th October 2020 Last updated at 13:20
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Hurricane Delta underwent rapid intensification and made landfall on the north-east coast of Mexico as a category 2 storm early on Wednesday morning.

Delta’s rapid intensification is the most in a 24-hour period since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. This is the 25th named storm this hurricane season and the 3rd major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. At its peak last night, Delta had sustained winds of 145mph but it weakened slightly before making landfall.

Warnings for a life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding and catastrophic wind damage have been in place for the Yucatan Peninsula, including Cancun and Cozumel, before the storm heads into the Gulf of Mexico where it may strengthen again, possibly back to a major category 4 storm. It then will move towards Louisiana.

BBC Weather's Stav Danaos looks at the impacts and the forecast track over the coming days.

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