Leslie is downgraded from hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone after it lashes near Portugal and Spain overnight on Saturday. The remnants of Hurricane brought torrential rain, dangerous surf and forceful winds in the western part of Iberian Peninsula.
Storm Leslie passed through Lisbon.
The powerful winds of the storm brought down hundreds of trees and also caused the power failure in more than 15,000 homes.
Luckily, no casualties either deaths or injuries reported in the area. However, officials have advised people to stay indoors. Many flights have also suspended due to forceful winds.
The storm is one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the country. It is now moving towards northern Spain.
The storm struck the mainland with winds gusting up to 176km/h (109mph). Leiria district and in suburbs of Lisbon were the major areas with power failure.
Hundreds of people stuck in Figueira da Foz after attending a concert due to the high winds.
The Atlantic hurricane usually didn’t reach the Iberian Peninsula. So, it could consider the most influential storm to hit Portugal since 1842. Hurricane Leslie formed on 23 September and lowered to a tropical storm before it made landfall in Portugal.
According to Spanish Meteorological Agency (Aemet), Leslie will likely to head towards north-east through the Iberian Peninsula. Consequently, Spanish regions will experience high wind of up to 100km/h and heavy rainfall.
Amet further warned about the affected regions that would be Asturias, Castille and León and Cantabria.
Storm Leslie struck the mainland with winds gusting up to 176km/h (109mph)
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