Giant Waves Put Portuguese Coast In Red Alert
6th January, 2014
Western Europe should be reached early this week by an unusual storm with large waves. The “Black Swell” – as it was christened by the storm surfing community – begins to sweep the British Isles, Ireland and Portugal from noon. The predictions of strong sea waves are painting all coastal districts to red, the most serious warning of the scale of the four Portuguese Institute of Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA). In the Azores, the situation is equally worrying, with the IPMA pointing waves of 10 meters, which puts seven islands of the Central and Western groups also in red.