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According to Wikipedia, it is indeed rare (but not impossible):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane

Rarely, a hurricane can reach western Europe, including Hurricane Lili, which dissipated over the British Isles in October 1996,[14] and Tropical Storm Vince, which made landfall on the southwestern coast of Spain in September 2005.
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 01:47:23 PM EST
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