Tropical Storm Rita (2005)
Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Tropical Storm Rita at peak intensity on September 24
Formed September 20, 2005
Dissipated September 26, 2005
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
70 mph (110 km/h)
95 mph (155 km/h)
Lowest pressure 994 mbar (hPa); 29.35 inHg
Fatalities 2
Damage $800,000 (2005 USD)
Areas affected Algarve and Alentejo regions (in Portugal)
Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Rita was a strong tropical storm that brought tempestuous conditions to the Iberian Peninsula as a post-tropical cyclone. The eighteenth named storm of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, Rita originated from a non-tropical low that strengthened into a subtropical depression on September 20.