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From the State Dept:

Weather Alert - US Embassy Madrid, Spain (October 13, 2018)

Location: Mainland Spain and outlying islands

Event: Hurricane Leslie is expected to impact portions of mainland Spain between 02:00 pm on Saturday October 13th through Sunday, October 14th. Spanish authorities are warning people to expect high winds, heavy rainfall and possible flooding. Please follow local weather updates for your location and check our website: https://es.usembassy.gov

For further information monitor: or https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/
 

Jim irish

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2014 sarria to muxia ,
2017 french way
Thank you john for those links .....
Much appreciated.
 

grayland

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Yes
The news reports indicate that there has been significant damage and casualties.

I have not seen any posts from people walking in the affected areas so am not sure what impact in may have had on the caminos.
The path appears to include Porto all the way east to Leon on the Camino Frances.
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!

Jim irish

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Camino(s) past & future
2014 sarria to muxia ,
2017 french way
Would I be correct in saying that leslie is coming back again as a post tropical cyclone. ..
 

falcon269

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Would I be correct in saying that leslie is coming back again as a post tropical cyclone. ..
I don't see that on any of the weather sites. The rain is over Italy now, and there is no energy from the water to rebuild a cyclone.
 

Kathar1na

Member
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Santiago and beyond (own way - voie de Tours - camino francés - Biskaya - Manche)
Would I be correct in saying that leslie is coming back again as a post tropical cyclone.
I'd say you would not be correct in saying that ;). The remnants of Leslie are currently over Italy and bring rain (blue areas below) while the remnants of Michael (yes, the one from Florida) is currently approaching Portugal and Spain with more rain. Most of Europe is basking under a high pressure weather system and enjoying an unusually warm and sunny October. I don't know much about these weather systems but as far as I know the Mediterranean Sea isn't the kind of area where low pressure systems (re)gain strength to become cyclones or hurricanes.

Leslie 16 Oct 2018.jpeg
 
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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
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Frances 2017;
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I am planning to walk the Rota Vicentina/Fisherman's Way, a tour of Lisbon/Sintra, then walking the Portuguese camino from Porto to Santiago, the month of April.
I am slightly concerned if the recent hurricane will have left any long term damage to these areas, such as debris or decimated buildings. Any comments from those of you who have read more details? Should I abort this Camino in favor of another, or should I not be concerned?
 

JCLima

Active Member
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I am planning to walk the Rota Vicentina/Fisherman's Way, a tour of Lisbon/Sintra, then walking the Portuguese camino from Porto to Santiago, the month of April.
I am slightly concerned if the recent hurricane will have left any long term damage to these areas, such as debris or decimated buildings. Any comments from those of you who have read more details? Should I abort this Camino in favor of another, or should I not be concerned?
I'm portuguese and can tell you that generally speaking everything is fine. In april you will not even notice that something has happened.
 

Jim irish

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014 sarria to muxia ,
2017 french way
I'd say you would not be correct in saying that ;). The remnants of Leslie are currently over Italy and bring rain (blue areas below) while the remnants of Michael (yes, the one from Florida) is currently approaching Portugal and Spain with more rain. Most of Europe is basking under a high pressure weather system and enjoying an unusually warm and sunny October. I don't know much about these weather systems but as far as I know the Mediterranean Sea isn't the kind of area where low pressure systems (re)gain strength to become cyclones or hurricanes.

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Just got a message on my phone of a post tropical storm ... sorry if I caused alarm ... maybe it's a late one ...
 

Kathar1na

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago and beyond (own way - voie de Tours - camino francés - Biskaya - Manche)
Just got a message on my phone of a post tropical storm ... sorry if I caused alarm ... maybe it's a late one ...
A quick and easy way for an overview of current severe weather warnings for Europe is http://www.meteoalarm.eu, the network of all the official European weather services. They provide forecasts for severe weather warnings for only the current day and the next day and it can change very quickly. A few hours ago, there was an area in the South East of France that was coloured red - the highest alert level. It is now downgraded to orange, a lower level. The area concerned is the Aude region (Carcassonne). It is the area that has been hardest hit by flooding due to the passage of Leslie.
 

Jim irish

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014 sarria to muxia ,
2017 french way
A quick and easy way for an overview of current severe weather warnings for Europe is http://www.meteoalarm.eu, the network of all the official European weather services. They provide forecasts for severe weather warnings for only the current day and the next day and it can change very quickly. A few hours ago, there was an area in the South East of France that was coloured red - the highest alert level. It is now downgraded to orange, a lower level. The area concerned is the Aude region (Carcassonne). It is the area that has been hardest hit by flooding due to the passage of Leslie.
Thank you for that information Kathar1na.
Much appreciated.
 

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