IPMA issues rain and thunderstorm warnings for 11 districts

The IPMA has issued yellow level rain and thunderstorm warnings for 11 districts from midnight tonight 18th September to midnight Monday 19th September 2022

The districts are: Beja, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Evora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisbon, Portalegre, Santarem and Setubal

Rain warning:

“Showers at times heavy, which may be hail and accompanied by thunderstorms and gusts”

Thunderstorm warning:

“Thunderstorms and showers, which could be hail, and accompanied by gusts”

The IPMA forecast for this period is: At the beginning of the week, the mainland will be under the influence of an east or south current, associated with the circulation induced by depression to the southwest or south of the Iberian Peninsula. Showers are expected, especially in the Central and Southern regions on the 19, 20 and 21, which may be accompanied by thunderstorms, still with some uncertainty associated typical of these weather patterns.



With heavy rain falling on burned land (from recent wild fires) debris flows are possible. These are fast-moving, deadly landslides.

They are powerful mixtures of mud, rocks, boulders, entire trees – and sometimes, homes or vehicles. You’ll often hear “debris flows” called “mudslides” or “mudflows”. Many people use the terms interchangeably, but to scientists, each is a different kind of landslide and debris flows are the most powerful and dangerous of the three. If you live downslope from burned area we suggest you are a\ware of the risk, by reading this article here.…