“Aline is the name given by the IPMA to a trench that will cross the Atlantic during the excavation process, approaching the central region of the west coast of Portugal on the morning of the 19th (Thursday), moving rapidly eastward and carrying an air current. the mass is very hot, wet and unstable,” the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) explained in a statement.

On Thursday, with the passage of the Alin Trench, winds from the southwest are expected to “gradually increase” in central and southern regions starting in the morning, with gusts that could exceed 100 km/h, “especially along the coast south of Cabo Mondego , including the southern coast of the Algarve, as well as in the mountains of these regions, has been rotating northwest since late afternoon and gradually weakening,” the IPMA note said.

The institute indicates that rainfall “will be heavy at times and accompanied by occasional thunderstorms along the northern and central coasts” starting Wednesday afternoon, “spreading to the rest of the area beginning in the early hours of the 19th and 20th.” increasing in frequency and intensity in the afternoon of the same day.”

According to the IPMA, seas “will further intensify and become severe from the early hours of the 19th, with four to five meter waves from the western quadrant expected towards the west coast before moving to the north-west by the end of the day. .. during the day and increasing to five to seven meters of considerable height and reaching a maximum height of up to 14 meters, remaining for 20″.

On the southern coast of the Algarve, waves will arrive from the southwest, increasing to four to five meters on Thursday afternoon.

“Due to this severe weather situation, an orange warning for wind, precipitation and seas has been issued and will be updated in the coming days, advising to monitor weather forecasts and take precautions against vulnerable weather situations,” it adds. IPMA. “, adds IPMA.

National Directorate of Emergency Situations and Civil Protection(ANEPK) yesterday, between 00:00 and 16:00, 1,156 accidents were recorded on the continent related to bad weather, most of which occurred in Greater Lisbon.

According to the IPMA, as of 17:00 yesterday, five areas of the northern coast (Viana do Castelo, Braga, Vila Real, Porto and Aveiro) were placed on orange alert due to wind and/or heavy rain.

The IPMA noted that the weather over the continent was influenced by “successive frontal systems associated with troughs moving in the North Atlantic towards Europe”, which today are due to the influence of the Babet Trench.