Foreign Office issues Portugal travel warning

By Linsey McNeill
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Heavy rain across much of Portugal has sparked a warning to people not to travel within the country.

The National Civil Protection has appealed to citizens to restrict travel as much as possible.

Yellow and red alerts have been issued for the whole of Portugal, with Lisbon amongst the worst affected areas.

The city, which is under a red alert, has major flooding. Some bus and tram services have been suspended and some major roads closed. Some shops and restaurants are semi-submerged.

Residents have been urged to stay at home and not travel into the city.

The Foreign office said: “Many parts of Portugal are experiencing adverse weather conditions.”

It added: “Some areas of Lisbon are flooded due to heavy rain causing travel disruptions. If you are travelling, check the latest updates and follow the advice issued by the Portuguese authorities.”

More heavy rain is forecast later today, and the weather isn’t expected to improve significantly until Thursday.

There have already been almost 300 weather-related incidents in the districts of Lisbon and Setúbal in the southwest of the country and around 200 more elsewhere in Portugal.

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