Showing posts from January, 2014

The new year started with bad weather in Portugal

Douro river mouth  (3 prints from the video mentioned below) From Monday - 6 January- until yesterday, 7 January, we had rough sea conditions at the Portuguese coastline. There was a red alert on, the level of highest weather warnings. It's a lot better now but it seems the bad weather will return at the beginning of next week. The stormy conditions at sea together with high tides originated coastal chaos in Portugal especially on the coastline from Viana do Castelo to Lisbon. But waves were unusually high in most of the Portuguese coastline. The violent sea caused extensive damage to coastal infrastructures and property along the shoreline from north to south of the country. Watch the video I posted below and see how a big wave could have easily swept away folks nearby while watching and photo-taking the large swells. This incident took place in Foz do Douro, Porto. Watch a wave that easily washed around 20 cars away from the beachfront area. Some people got hurt and w