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Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie Advisory Number 70
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132018
500 PM AST Sat Oct 13 2018
...LONG-LIVED LESLIE PREPARING TO MAKE LANDFALL ALONG THE WEST COAST
OF PORTUGAL AS A POWERFUL POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE...
...DANGEROUS WINDS, SURF, AND HEAVY RAINFALL WILL AFFECT
PORTIONS OF PORTUGAL AND SPAIN TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...
...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 85 MI...135 KM SSW OF PORTO PORTUGAL
ABOUT 125 MI...200 KM N OF LISBON PORTUGAL
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 35 MPH...56 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB...29.06 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in Portugal and Spain should monitor the progress of
Leslie. Additional information on this system can be found in
products from the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere at
www.ipma.pt. Interests in Spain should refer to products from the
State Meteorological Agency at www.aemet.es.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie
was located near latitude 40.5 North, longitude 9.5 West. The
post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 35 mph (56
km/h) and this motion is expected to continue during the next 24
hours with a decrease in forward speed. On this track, the center of
Leslie will be near the west-central coast of Portugal in a few
hours, and move inland over portions of central and northern
Portugal tonight, and across northwestern and northern Spain Sunday
Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher
gusts. Weakening is forecast after Leslie moves inland over the
Iberian peninsula, and the cyclone is forecast to dissipate by
Sunday afternoon or evening.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km)
from the center. Lisbon, Portugal recently reported a wind gust to
40 mph (65 km/h).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 984 mb (29.06 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Post-tropical Leslie will bring winds to near hurricane-force
to portions of Portugal tonight, and gale-force winds to portions of
western amd northern Spain later tonight through early Sunday.
Please see products from your local meteorological service for more
information on this hazard.
RAINFALL: Leslie is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations
of 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 mm) with localized amounts up to 5 inches
(125 mm) across portions of Portugal and Spain this weekend. This
rainfall may lead to some instances of flash flooding.
SURF: Swells generated by Leslie will continue to affect the
Azores, Madeira Island, and the Canary Islands through the weekend,
and will begin to affect the Atlantic coasts of Spain, Portugal, and
Morocco today and continuing into Sunday. These swells are likely
to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please
consult products from your local weather office.
This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on Leslie.