Last Updated: Monday, February 15, 2016

Flooding in northern Portugal kills a cyclist


Current weather map of Portugal
Source:  Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera

Flooding in northern Portugal has claimed life of a cyclist after being swept away by a river. River Vouga swept away the man whose body was recovered by firefighters from the northern town of Albergaria-a-Velha.

The National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) noted more than 70 events due to bad weather, mainly from Braga , Coimbra and Porto districts. 

The national meteorological, seismic, sea and atmospheric organization of Portugal (IPMA) has placed seven districts under Red Alert. The IPMA has also placed ten districts under orange weather warning.

Coastal Event Red

From Seg, 15 Fevereiro 2016 02:00 UTC until Seg, 15 Fevereiro 2016 11:59 UTC
Ave. Wave Height: Ondas de noroeste com 7 a 8 metros podendo atingir 14 metros de altura maxima

Coastal Event Orange

From Seg, 15 Fevereiro 2016 12:00 UTC until Seg, 15 Fevereiro 2016 23:59 UTC
Ave. Wave Height: Ondas de noroeste com 5 a 7 metros podendo atingir 10 a 12 metros de altura maxima

Wind Yellow

From Seg, 15 Fevereiro 2016 02:00 UTC until Seg, 15 Fevereiro 2016 17:59 UTC
Maximum Gust Speed: Rajadas ate 90 km h

Coastal Event Yellow

From Ter, 16 Fevereiro 2016 00:00 UTC until Ter, 16 Fevereiro 2016 05:59 UTC
Ave. Wave Height: Ondas de noroeste com 4 a 5 metros