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Hottest October for 87 years

6199October was the driest month for 20 years and the warmest one for 87 years with an average maximum temperature 5°C above the normal value.

The Portuguese weather service reports that October 1931 was a tad hotter than the one we have just had, with the 15th October being the hottest.

There were two heat waves, from 1 to 16 and from 23 to 30 October, which affected a large part of the country except along the slightly cooler coastline regions.

Rainfall in October was almost non-existent at 30% of the normal amount, bringing the driest October for past 20 years and leaving the country in severe drought (24.8%) and extreme drought (75.2%).

On the first three days of November, the chances of rain in Faro are: 69%, 86%, and 100% with temperatures easing from 23°C to 21°C.

Despite rain forecast, there remains a high risk of forest fires with the current state of alert extended until November 15th, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced.

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0 #6 Ed 2017-11-02 10:53
Quoting Emma B:
Hi Ed,
Check out europa. eu for up to date information on water management in Portugal, quite amazing.

Do you have a direct link to this info?
Thanks
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+1 #5 Emma B 2017-11-02 10:42
Hi Ed,
Check out europa. eu for up to date information on water management in Portugal, quite amazing.
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-1 #4 Ed 2017-11-02 08:19
Quoting Emma B:
My congratulations to the Water Athority of Portugal and their excellent service at providing a continuous water supply even though the resiviors are drying up.
When I lived in England, there would be a hosepipe ban if there was no rain for a week.
But here the water infrastructure is excellent, there must be zero leakage. WELL DONE
There is the huge and unnecessary waste of 426 million litres wasted every day which we are being charged for by water companies which lose an average of 20%. For the uncomfortable truth, see: https://algarvedailynews.com/news/5105-portugal-and-the-big-water-rip-off
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+1 #3 Emma B 2017-11-02 08:07
My congratulations to the Water Athority of Portugal and their excellent service at providing a continuous water supply even though the resiviors are drying up.
When I lived in England, there would be a hosepipe ban if there was no rain for a week.
But here the water infrastructure is excellent, there must be zero leakage. WELL DONE
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0 #2 TT 2017-11-01 09:10
Quoting sagalaut:
You see, it works. 87 years ago, they stopped selling diesel cars and down went the temperature. Then they started selling them again last year, and guess what. or something like that. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


A perfect demonstration on how statistics work!
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0 #1 sagalaut 2017-11-01 08:09
You see, it works. 87 years ago, they stopped selling diesel cars and down went the temperature. Then they started selling them again last year, and guess what. or something like that. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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