What do these
hurricanes have to do with us???
The hurricane was called Vince, the
first one with a ,,V" as the first letter and the closest hurricane
europe has ever had since records began. It formed
9th of October 2005, about 200km north-west of Madeira
between the Canaries and the Azores.
formation was extremely unusual, as it was formed north
20° latitude and the water only needed to be 23°C for the hurricane to form. (Want
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had a diameter of about 200km. Gusts up to 150 km/h appeared
in its area. A gale warning was announced in Madeira. Waves, up
to 3m high, were formed along the coast during the day.
The hurricane just missed Madeira: It moved north-east towards the
Iberian peninsula and hit the mainland at the same latitude as the
Spanish town Sevilla. Although the storm weakened
over the Atlantic, it brought heavy rains, which led to high
water levels in
parts of southern of Spain and Portugal. In Cordoba for instance, 86
litres per square metre came down, which is usually the amount
that comes down in one month.
can see, again, the route of the hurricane from 09/10/05 until
Markus and Jan, 10mn (March 2006), translated by Anja
Krämer (year eleven)
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