Civil Protection

Warning: worsening of weather conditions as of today, 21st January

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Miguel Nogueira

The latest weather forecast warns on the worsening of weather conditions, starting this Thursdays, in the city of Porto, with strong wind, sea disturbance and heavy precipitations.

According to the Meteorological and Geophysics Institute (IPMA) forecast, it is expected that squalls of 95 km/h might occur, between 9ª am today, 21st January and extending until 9 am Friday, 22nd January. The Municipal Civil Protection recommends that the population take the necessary precautions, with special focus on circulation, stay and parking next to forested areas, due to the possibility of falling branches or trees.

In addition, patio equipment, scaffolds, advertising flags and other hanging structures need to be reinforced or removed. The unclogging of water draining ways is also advised, as well as driving with caution due to slippery roads, water tables and flash floods.

Porto City Hall is permanently monitoring these weather forecasts, via its department of Transports, Inspection and Civil Protection, as well as implementing the necessary preventive safety measures and disseminating all the necessary warnings to the population.

Please contact 112 or the Porto Firefighter Battalion, via phone number 225 073 700, in case of emergency.