Hurricane Wilma

Hurricane Wilma

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Caption: Hurricane Wilma. Tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM) satellite image of hurricane Wilma as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, on 20 October 2005. At this point the hurricane was a category 5 storm. This 3D image shows rainfall; blue represents areas with at least 5 millimetres of rain per hour. The coast of the US is at top and Cuba is at right. Wilma made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula on 21 October as a category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of over 240 kilometres per hour. Wilma exited the north east tip of the peninsula on 23 October. Wilma caused devastation along coastal tourist areas and cost at least 6 lives.

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