red warning from noon

red warning from noon
red warning from noon

The weather on the continent will worsen from 9 am with heavy rain, with a red warning issued for the early afternoon in the districts of Lisbon, Santarém, Castelo Branco, Portalegre and Setúbal.

According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), the red warning, the most serious of a scale of four, will be in effect in the five districts between 12:00 and 18:00 today.

The red warning corresponds to an extreme risky weather situation. In this situation, the IPMA recommends that people keep up to date with the evolution of weather conditions and follow the guidelines of civil protection.

Mainland Portugal is under the effect of the Bárbara depression, which will give rise to heavy rainfall, increased wind intensity with gusts up to 100 kilometers per hour and up to 130 kilometers per hour in the highlands and maritime unrest, especially on the southern coast.

All districts of mainland Portugal (18) are starting at 9:00 am under orange warning due to the forecast of periods of heavy and persistent rain.

As of 12:00, five districts are in red and the rest are under orange warning until 18:00 today, and then yellow until 00:00 on Wednesday.

The IPMA also issued an orange warning for all districts of the continent, except Porto and Viana do Castelo, until 9 pm today due to the forecast of strong wind with gusts up to 95 kilometers per hour, being up to 120 kilometers per hour in the highlands. .

The districts of Beja, Lisbon, Setúbal and Faro are also under yellow warning because of the sea turmoil, with southwest waves of 4 to 4.5 meters between 12:00 and 18:00 today.

The IPMA also placed the island of Madeira under orange warning due to the forecast of rain until 9 am today and strong southwest wind with gusts up to 130 km / h until 6 pm today.

The orange warning indicates a moderate to high risk meteorological situation and yellow is issued by the IPMA whenever there is a risk for certain activities depending on the meteorological situation.

National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC) has put eight districts in the center and north of the country on a special orange alert since 00:00 today due to “heavy and persistent” rain and wind.

Lisbon, Santarém, Setúbal, Portalegre, Castelo Branco, Aveiro, Coimbra and Porto are the eight districts that will be on orange alert (the second most serious of the scale) between 00:00 today and 23:59 on Wednesday .

In the civil protection system, the special orange alert status means that the degree of risk is high, and a dangerous situation is expected with conditions for the occurrence of unusual phenomena that can cause damage to people and property, jeopardizing their safety.

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