Hurricane Leslie approaching Portugal, Spain | Inquirer News

Hurricane Leslie approaching Portugal, Spain

/ 11:06 AM October 13, 2018

MIAMI  — Forecasters expect Hurricane Leslie to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to parts of Portugal and Spain.


The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday night that the Category 1 storm was about 690 miles (1,125 kilometers) southwest of Lisbon, Portugal.

Leslie is moving northeast at 36 mph (57 kph) and it has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph).


The storm is expected to pass north of Madeira Island and then approach the southwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula on Saturday before moving inland late Saturday and Sunday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Madeira Island and forecasters say portions of Portugal will experience near hurricane-force winds. Parts of western Spain are expected to receive tropical-storm-force winds.

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Hurricane Leslie, Portugal, Spain, Weather
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.