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Old Oct 18th 2023, 1:52 pm
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Message from Prociv.gov.pt received saying high winds and rain with risk of flooding for next 36 hours.That is the Algarve region.
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Old Oct 18th 2023, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by wellinever
Message from Prociv.gov.pt received saying high winds and rain with risk of flooding for next 36 hours.That is the Algarve region.
Will the Faro Airport Terminal building be able to withstand it?
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Old Oct 18th 2023, 2:05 pm
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Dunno about that, I am more concerned with the 300ltr water tank and panels on me roof !!
Wouldnt wanna be in an aeroplane at 36,000feet either


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Old Oct 19th 2023, 7:14 am
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I will believe it when I see it!
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We left the East Algarve at 9.30 this morning, and had no problem getting home. Looked ominous a few times, but once we were home, the heavens opened and we have tables and chairs blown over, had to fish some cushions out of the pool and now all is calm.

Driving down on Tuesday afternoon, the heavens opened and we were down to 30kph for about 5 minutes, visibility was so bad.
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We finally had a 15 minute downpour at 3-ish.
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Default Re: Batten down the hatches

Originally Posted by wellinever
Dunno about that, I am more concerned with the 300ltr water tank and panels on me roof !!
Wouldnt wanna be in an aeroplane at 36,000feet either
That site is brilliant, I've bookmarked it!! Thanks. Our platico bin blew over today.
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Default Re: Batten down the hatches

We've had some wind but only a little rain.
We need a lot of rain!!

25 years ago I bought a large Dutch barge with hatches over the cargo hold; they were covered by a tarpaulin, which was held down by batons and wedges at the edges.
So I have actually, literally, "battened down the hatches" before a storm.
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I clearly remember a mini hurricane while staying in a holiday apartment in Corveiro!
Our neighbours hadn't secured their shutters and we were woken by a loud bang at 3 in the morning to see that their shutter had lost all its slats, we had to use a scarf to secure the flapping shutter, a little later there was another crash - the gutter had come down onto the balcony!
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That site is brilliant, I've bookmarked it!! Thanks. Our platico bin blew over today.
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We've had about 5 inches of rain and gale force winds, lost some plastic cladding which I think is somewhere about 300m away in the orchard, and one of the shutters bashed itself off its hinges and pulled the balcony handrail bolts out.

Discovered that the roof isn't 100% water tight when the wind blows the rain a certain direction too.

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Better get used to some more, although must admit tother day was a 15min horizontal gale sprung up from nowhere and disappeared just as quickly.
Looks like due to hit Algarve sometime early Sunday morning, looks a bit more rain !!!

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Default Re: Batten down the hatches

Not just the Algarve, I had another aviso regarding rain today.

We've got some wood in, just in case we need a fire, plenty of wine, beer and food, we'll fine.
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