Wave of 14 meters recorded in Nazaré during the passage of storm Dora – Region of Leiria


The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere issued a red warning for the district of Leiria, due to the maritime unrest, with waves of up to 14 meters in height and the forecasts have not failed. Nazaré had the biggest wave monitored during storm Dora.

The monitoring network of the Hydrographic Institute of the Portuguese Navy recorded the passage of the storm over its buoys, last Friday and Saturday, “observing heights and high periods, coming from the west / north-west” .

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“The storm was felt most intensely in the afternoon of December 4 and dawn on December 5,” the Portuguese navy said in a statement.

The biggest wave recorded on the entire national coast occurred Friday at 5 p.m., in the Nazaré Costeira buoy, with a maximum height of 14 meters. The significant height was 8.9 meters, at 8 p.m.

Source: Hydrographic Institute of the Portuguese Navy

In Leixões, the coastal buoy recorded a maximum height of 13 meters at 3:20 p.m., while in the coastal buoy of Sines the maximum height reached was 10.3 meters, at 8:20 p.m., according to the navy.

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