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Hurricane Mitch developed in the Caribbean Sea in October 1998 and became one of the strongest and deadliest Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded Some of the details of the hurricane and its effects are summarised below Most hurricanes which develop in the Atlantic Ocean originate from small disturbances in the weather over western Africa known as tropical waves which move westwards across the Atlantic Ocean A tropical depression forms when the cloud mass associated with a tropical wave starts to grow and rotate in an anti-clockwise direction Mitch followed this pattern - originating as a tropical wave and eventually forming into a tropical depression when in the southern Caribbean Sea just north of Colombia Here is the life cycle of Mitch- 22 October Tropical Depression Thirteen forms winds less than 39 mph but by the end of the day is upgraded to Tropical Storm Mitch winds greater than 39 mph and starts moving northwards 24 October Mitch is upgraded to a hurricane winds greater than 74 mph 25 October Hurricane Mitch turns towards the west 26 October Winds near the centre of the hurricane peak at 180 mph 27 October Mitch starts to weaken but turns southwards towards the northern coast of Honduras 29 October Mitch is downgraded to a tropical storm and makes landfall over Honduras 31 October Mitch is downgraded to a tropical depression whilst moving slowly south-westwards and still producing heavy rain 01 November Mitch dissipates as a depression over Guatemala 03 November The remnants of Mitch have moved northwards and reform as a tropical storm in the southern Gulf of Mexico 05 November Mitch makes landfall on the Gulf coast of southern Florida 06 November Mitch is declared extra-tropical as it heads north-eastwards across the Atlantic After becoming an extra-tropical storm Mitch raced across the Atlantic and developed into a vigorous depression bringing stormy conditions to the north and west of the UK The Records Hurricane Mitch became the
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