IPMA issues orange and yellow adverse weather alerts as Storm Bruno affects Portugal

The storm is southwest of the British Isles and will gradually move eastwards

The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) forecasts more rain, wind and increased sea turmoil between late afternoon on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday 27th December.  This is due to the passage of a cold front associated with the Bruno depression, explains the IPMA.

All districts of continental Portugal are under yellow warning, except five in the north of the country that are under orange warning. In the south, the warning is because of the wind and also high seas in the coastal districts. The centre and north are under alert because of rain, with Porto, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real and Guarda under orange warning.

The Depression Bruno lies to the southwest of the British Isles and will gradually move to the east. Continental Portugal will be affected with moderate to strong wind expected, with gusts up to 80 km / h, reaching 110/120 km / h in the highlands of the north and centre regions. The precipitation will reach the whole territory, being more intense in the north and centre regions.

On the west coast, the effects of the Bruno depression will be felt until 28th December, with waves from the northwest 4 to 5 meters, reaching 5 to 6 meters north of Cape Carvoeiro, and swells of 10 metres.


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