Portugal is expecting bad weather this Saturday due to the passage of the Domingos depression.
Meteorologists from Portugal’s Sea and Atmosphere Institute (IPMA) are predicting strong winds, heavy rain, and rough seas across the country, particularly in the Centre and North regions.
Several alerts ranging from yellow to red have been issued for Portugal’s entire coastline due to the forecasts.
The weather is expected to improve slightly on Sunday, although a red alert will remain in place along the entire national mainland coastline due to rough seas.
This will be the second bout of bad weather in just a few days in Portugal following Storm Ciarán, which led to 900 occurrences registered by Civil Protection services in Portugal.
In Matosinhos, a container fell due to strong winds, hitting a vehicle and causing minor injuries to two people. But the consequences have been more dire in the rest of Europe, where Ciarán has already claimed four lives in Spain, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, thousands of people are without electricity in France due to the falling of high-voltage power poles.
By Michael Bruxo