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21 Dec 2019 | 11:26 AM UTC

Portugal: Red weather alerts issued in northern regions December 21-22

Meteorological authorities issue red weather warnings for northern regions December 21-22; associated transportation disruptions expected



The Portuguese meteorology agency issued red weather warnings in effect from 21:59 (local time) on Saturday, December 21, to 12:59 on Sunday, December 22, for several northern regions. High winds and rough waves are forecast to affect Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, Porto, Aveiro, and Coimbra regions.

Consequent transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible in affected areas over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports and prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures) and power outages.