Powerful Storm Barbara hits Portugal and Spain

Powerful Storm Barbara hits Portugal and Spain

An impressive deep cyclone named Storm Barbara by the Spanish meteorological agency is moving into Europe on October 20, 2020, bringing powerful winds and very heavy rainfall. The first to feel its effects are Portugal and Spain where Red and Orange alerts are in…

Mainland Portugal hit by its first (sub)tropical cyclone on record

Mainland Portugal hit by its first (sub)tropical cyclone on record

Subtropical Storm "Alpha" — the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest 22nd Atlantic named storm on record — made landfall near central Portugal at 18:30 UTC on September 18, just 2 hours after its formation. Alpha is the…

Subtropical Storm “Alpha” forms near the coast of Portugal

Subtropical Storm “Alpha” forms near the coast of Portugal

Subtropical Storm "Alpha" formed near the coast of Portugal at 16:30 UTC on September 18, 2020. This is the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest named 22nd Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set by Wilma on…

Destructive tornado hits Faro, southern Portugal

Destructive tornado hits Faro, southern Portugal

A destructive tornado swept through Faro, Portugal on March 4, 2018, downing trees and damaging a number of cars and structures. At least 50 significant incidents were reported across the city, authorities said, adding it was a miracle that no one was killed. This…

Rising rivers inundate north and central Portugal

Rising rivers inundate north and central Portugal

Portugal's Porto and Coimbra districts reported flooding after the rivers Douro, Mondego and Tamega overflew their banks in the period between January 10 and 11, 2016. A spell of heavy rainfall accompanied with strong winds affected the north and central parts…

Severe thunderstorm and flash floods hit Portugal and Spain

Severe thunderstorm and flash floods hit Portugal and Spain

Severe thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rains continues to sweep Iberian Peninsula, as of November 1, 2015. Severe flooding claimed one life so far, in Algarve region, Portugal. The weather system is currently wreaking havoc across Spain, where severe flash…