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Victoria how are you?.......in Portugal.

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  1. roders

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    Just noted that you like us are in the midst of a heatwave ,only we are a mere low thirties and you are 47ish........that is blooming hot.
    Are the fires near you ,I hope your Orange grove is ok.
    You though have air con.as the norm so are nice and cool indoors.
    Stay cool xx.
     
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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Yeah, hope the fires are not near you, keep safe.:smile:
       
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      • Kandy

        Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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        @roders I thought the same about @Victoria as we were only talking about the heat the other day on here and she said they hadn’t had any fires unlike last year and then we saw it on the news a few days later:sad:
         
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        • Victoria

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          Hi Stranger @roders. Thank you for thinking of me, you too @pete and @Kandy. this is what I posted this morning on the weather thread ...


          The big fire in Monchique is about an hour wiggly woggly by road NW of us. The one mini tornado in Silves, 20 minutes from us where our caravan was by the river. So far today we are about the same as yesterday so staying indoors in the cool. We are protected by the orchards as they are evergreen and irrigated daily. Helicopter going over again just now.

           
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            Here’s hoping the fires do stay away from you @Victoria.. Watching the news and weather for you, Spain and California at present as have friends in Redding and Portugal and others biking in Spain..!
             
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            • Kandy

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              Glad that everything is ok for you at the moment @Victoria and hope it remains so:blue thumb:

              I would have seen your post on the weather thread as I had taken a photo of our temperature gauge when it was up in the eighties yesterday but went off to get a drink of water and promptly forgot:oopss:
               
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              • Gail_68

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                Hello @Victoria really sorry to hear how bad things are by you :sad: and I hope you keep well through all this heat also [​IMG]

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                • Victoria

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                  Heatwave has moved further into Europe, We got to 39c for a couple of hours yesterday, but we were away at the coast at the time. Only 21c now (normal) but very gusty wind supposedly going to 30c. Actually had windows open overnight.

                  Winds have excaberated the big Monchique fire and the town itself was evacuated, also a private nursing home and some houses nearby destroyed. Some fire moved nearer to Silves closer to us. Sketchy details but heard as of last night there were 1,300 firemen and 360 fire engines coming from all over Portugal and Spain. Planes and helicopters couldn't get into the worst valley areas due to smoke and updraughts. Heard helicopters earlier.

                  Believe we are safe because of our environment.

                  Will update as I know anything.
                   
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                    Not sounding good at all @Victoria. High winds is the last thing needed. Hope everybody stays safe. Poor wildlife:sad:
                     
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                    • Victoria

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                      Totally agree @silu. It is a natural protected area due to the wildlife. :frown:
                       
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                        More hamlets being evacuated. "Currently 1237 operatives, supported by 389 vehicles and 17 aerial means, with difficulty in acting. These are six Fireboss aircraft, four Canadairs, four light / medium helicopters and one heavy helicopter." Fortunately no deaths reported. :love30:

                        Our high today 37c and still gusty.
                         
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                          Our weather is due to break for a while at the weekend @Victoria ..
                          This is because the Jet Stream is moving back South bringing cooler air so this should make Portugal’s weather a little cooler too.. Rain even maybe, but will believe that when I see it.. They have threatened it, but we haven’t had any here.. :sad:
                          Take care x:spinning:
                           
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                            Victoria really sorry to hear this, it's always a tragedy in these circumstances from people their homes and like you say the poor wild life on top...keep safe my friend :fingers crossed: :)
                             
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                              Weather cooling, 19c overnight and supposedly 27c today. Still gusty winds. Have the windows wide open which is a marvellous reprieve from the a/c. Went to 37c yesterday but it gets hotter in the mountains.

                              Another helicopter going over, third I have heard this morning. Winds have scattered the fires to new areas, the closest about 20 minutes NW of us at the foothills, but there is more scrubland there. Still evacuating hamlets.

                              Will keep updating.
                               
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