Weather: Six districts on orange alert in Portugal, snow in the mountains

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Weather conditions have worsened in Portugal and the authorities have decided to move some districts on orange alert. Indeed the districts of Guarda, Setúbal, Santarém, Lisbon, Castelo Branco and Portalegre will today be on orange alert and this in the morning, due to sometimes strong and persistent rain, according to IPMA (Portuguese Institute of the Sea and of the atmosphere). The districts of Guarda, Setúbal, Santarém, Lisbon, Castelo Branco and Portalegre will today be under the orange alert in the morning, due to periods of heavy and persistent rains, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Sea. 'atmosphere. The orange alert level, the second most serious, will take effect in the districts of Setúbal, Santarém, Lisbon and Portalegre between 09:00 and 18:00 and in Guarda and Castelo Branco between 12:00 and 21:00. Bob, the expatriate's assistant in Portugal, tells you all about this wet and cool weather.

The weather in Portugal is capricious in this year 2018

The weather in Portugal is capricious in this year 2018


The orange alert corresponds to a "moderate to high risk weather situation", according to the IPMA classification, which advises the public to keep abreast of changing weather conditions and to follow the guidelines of the Authority. National Civil Protection (ANPC). Persistent and sometimes heavy rain led the IPMA to warn the remaining districts with the yellow alert level, the third most serious, almost all day.

On Saturday, ANPC warned of the possibility of rapid flooding in urban areas due to deteriorating weather forecasts. Civil protection states that the climate on the Portuguese mainland has been "influenced by a current of zone associated with a very humid tropical air mass, responsible for persistent and sometimes heavy rainfall".

Today, IPMA predicts persistent and sometimes heavy rain periods, particularly in the northern, central and Alentejo regions. There will be a chance of a thunderstorm in the south region in the afternoon. Snowfall is also expected at the end of the day at the highest points of Serra da Estrela. The wind will be stronger on the north and central coasts until the end of the morning and on the south coast at the beginning of the afternoon. Finally, a slight drop in temperature is expected in the northern and central regions.


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