Storm Aline Creates Chaos Across Southern Europe: Portugal, Spain, and France Hit Hard
In a tumultuous turn of events, Southern Europe has been plunged into chaos as Storm Aline sweeps through the region, wreaking havoc in Portugal, Spain, and France. Aline, the successor of Storm Babet, has brought relentless heavy rain and powerful gusts of wind, marking her arrival with a destructive force not seen in decades.
Impact in Portugal:
The eastern coastal regions of Portugal were the first to bear the brunt of Aline's fury, with over 50 mm of rain deluging the area in a mere six hours. This torrential downpour has caused severe flooding and disrupted daily life for the local population.
Impact in Spain:
Spain has experienced unprecedented rainfall, with the capital city Madrid witnessing more than 100 mm of rain in just 24 hours. This extreme weather event, a historical occurrence in the past century, led to the closure of several metro stations due to flooding and severe damage to transportation infrastructure.
Impact in France:
Storm Aline has also made her presence felt in France, resulting in turbulent weather conditions in certain regions. Specific impact details are being assessed, and vigilance is advised.
The storm's journey is far from over. In the coming days, Storm Aline is expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong gusts to the Alps. Wind gusts of up to 140 kilometers per hour and the potential for up to 200 liters of rain per square meter are forecasted, mainly focusing on the Tyrol and Hohe Tauern areas in Austria.
As Aline continues to make her way through Europe, it is essential to stay updated with the latest weather alerts and adhere to safety precautions provided by local authorities.
Please exercise caution, stay indoors, and avoid unnecessary travel during this turbulent weather. Our meteorological team will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide real-time updates as they become available.
Stay safe and stay informed.