Two large storms surround mainland Portugal


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It’s been a busy Sunday behind the scenes at the Iberian weather services. Almost at the same time, both agencies announced different storms that will be felt on Monday, but none of them should hit the Portuguese mainland, which will remain in good weather despite the strong cooling at night.

The Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET) today named the Juliette depression, centered on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, which could cause snowfall phenomena in the Balearic Islands or Catalonia on Monday.

According to a statement from the Portuguese Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IPMA), this depression will not affect the Portuguese mainland.

“According to the emission criteria established for the naming of storms in the 2022-2023 season, a depression with a minimum pressure of 1006 hPa has been assigned by AEMET (Spanish Meteorological Service), expected to be centered at 39°N 05°E on February 27, 2023 at 17:00UTC, which will not affect the Portuguese mainland,” it reads.

About an hour and a half after the announcement of the storm Juliette, the regional delegation in the Azores of IPMA named the Kamiel depression, with an associated frontal system, and that will largely affect the Azores archipelago during Monday, almost simultaneously with the storm in the northwestern Mediterranean (Juliette).

“The Kamiel depression will enter at 40.0N 37.0W, that is, about 500 km west (W) of Flores, with a pressure in its center of 988 hPa,” reveals the IPMA statement, predicting that there will be “a significant increase in wind intensity, with gusts that could reach 130 km / h in the western group and 100 km / h in the central group.

Associated with this weather situation should occur precipitation, sometimes heavy, and may be accompanied by thunderstorms, more frequent in the islands of the Central and Eastern Groups, says the IPMA.

The influence of this Kamiel depression should be felt from tomorrow, February 27 (Monday) and should not reach the Portuguese mainland.

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