Hurricane Frances

Hurricane Frances

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Caption: Hurricane Frances. Satellite image of Hurricane Frances passing north of the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico (lower centre) and Hispaniola (lower left, Haiti and Dominican Republic). This is 19:45 GMT on 31 August 2004. Hurricane Frances continued slowly to the north-west (upper left) and passed over the Bahamas before it reached Florida on 3-5 September 2004. Hurricanes are enormous rotating tropical storm systems. The winds can reach over 240 kilometres an hour, causing immense damage and flooding. Image from the GOES weather satellite.

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