Gordon, the 7th tropical storm of the 2006 Caribbean Hurricane Season

Published: 20 September 2006 0:00 CET

Cristina Estrada, Information Delegate in the Caribbean

Gordon, the sevenths tropical storm of the 2006 Caribbean Hurricane Season, developed from a tropical depression and became a tropical storm on September 11 at about 550 miles north-northeast of the Leeward Islands, moving north-northeast.

It strengthened into a category three hurricane on September 14 with maximum sustained winds of 194 kmh.

Gordon became extra tropical on September 20 after passing close to the Azores Islands and headed towards Spain and Portugal. Gordon never represented a threat to land in the Caribbean.

In the northern province of Spain, Galicia, Gordon caused heavy rains and minor damage to infrastructure.


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