“Karim” Depression: The weekend will be rain, sleet and thunderstorm Meteorology

In another weekend of childbirth, the desire will be to stay home and watch the rain, hail and thunder outside. The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) explains that mainland Portugal will not be directly affected by this depression, but by an associated “cold front surface” that occurs more frequently on Saturday and Sunday. but that starts this friday.

The Karim Depression will cause “persistent and occasionally heavy rain in some places, particularly on the north and central coasts,” according to a statement by IPMA. The sky will be very cloudy, with openings in Baixo Alentejo and Algarve. The wind remains light to moderate and sometimes blows strongly with gusts of up to 70 km / h on the coast north of Cape Espichel. In the north and middle regions, however, there may be a slight increase in the maximum temperature.

“On the 21st, after passing the cold front surface, rain showers are expected throughout the area, sometimes heavy, with hail and accompanied by thunderstorms. Snow can appear above 1400 meters, which reduces the rate in the north to 1200 meters during the day, ”he confirms, although the temperature may be increased in some regions.

Madeira will also be affected by this front, but especially between the end of the 19th Friday and the early afternoon of the 20th Saturday.

“Given the worsening meteorological situation, it is recommended that the forecast and weather warnings be monitored over the next few days,” recommends the IPMA, adding that the information will be updated on Friday.

The bad weather will continue on Monday February 22nd.