Hurricane Dorian weakens to Category 2: US meteorologists

2019-09-05 19:02
Hurricane Dorian moves slowly past Grand Bahama Island on September 2, 2019. (Getty Images)

Hurricane Dorian moves slowly past Grand Bahama Island on September 2, 2019. (Getty Images) (NOAA via Getty Images)

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Hurricane Dorian weakened to a Category 2 storm on Thursday as it skirted the coasts of the US states of South and North Carolina, US meteorologists said.

At 11:00, Dorian was packing maximum sustained winds of 175km per hour, down from 185 kph, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.

It said Dorian continues to pose a threat to the Carolina coast.

"Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane as the center moves near the coasts of South and North Carolina," it said.

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