Portugal weather affected by depression Ellen

in News · 19-08-2020 14:19:00 · 0 Comments

Continental Portugal, especially the North and Centre regions, will be affected from 19 August and until Friday, 21 August, by intense rain and maritime unrest, associated with the Ellen depression, IPMA reported.

In a statement, the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) states that as of 19 August, a cold frontal surface, associated with the Ellen depression, “of moderate activity and with slow displacement” will approach the continent's territory.

According to the institute, more intense rain is expected on 19 August in Minho and Douro Litoral and on 20 August in the remaining regions of the North and Centre.

“The South region will temporarily have an increase in cloudiness with the possibility of low precipitation occurring in Alto Alentejo”, is mentioned in the note.

The IPMA also said that sea turbulence on the west coast will gradually increase, with northwest waves measuring two to three metres north of Cabo Raso on 21 August.

The Ellen depression, named by the Irish Meteorological Service (Met Eireann), will affect part of the nationally responsible sea areas.


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