Azores-bound hurricane in Portugal intensifies
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
LISBON, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Porutgal's Azores Meteorological Forecasts and Monitoring Center raised warning levels on Friday after Hurricane Ophelia was upgraded to Category 2 level.
The center of the cyclone was 995 km away from the archipelago on Friday morning and heading towards the islands at a speed of 13 km per hour.
A direct hit is still not expected, but there is a 50 to 70 percent chance of winds surpassing 100 km per hour on Santa Maria island from midday on Saturday.
This would ...