Madeira and 10 districts under orange warning from Thursday due to swell


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Ten mainland districts, the north coast of Madeira and Porto Santo will be under an orange warning on Thursday and Friday due to the forecast of sea turbulence, the Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute (IPMA) said today.

On the mainland, the districts of Faro, Porto, Setúbal, Viana do Castelo, Lisbon, Leiria, Beja, Aveiro, Coimbra and Braga will be under a yellow warning from 09:00 to 18:00 on Thursday, before turning orange between 18:00 on Thursday and 06:00 on Friday.

The north coast of the island of Madeira and Porto Santo will be under a yellow warning from 03:00 to 09:00 on Thursday, before changing to orange from 09:00 on Thursday to 00:00 on Friday.

Porto Santo and the north coast of Madeira will then be placed under yellow warning between 00:00 and 06:00 on Friday.

The IPMA forecasts for the mainland, the north coast of Madeira and Porto Santo for Thursday and Friday waves from the west/southwest with a significant height of 5 to 6 meters, which could reach a maximum height of 11 meters.

The IPMA issues an orange warning whenever there is a “weather situation of moderate to high risk” and a yellow warning when there is a risk situation for certain activities dependent on the weather situation.

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