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General
Data set name

Weather reports for Portuguese coastal stations (including Madeira and Azores), 1949 onwards

Data holding centreNational Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, Lisbon - Division of Marine Meteorology
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1949 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Western and Southern coasts of Portugal Mainland and coasts from several islands in Madeira and Azores Archipelagos

Observations 
Parameters

Atmospheric visibility and transparency; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Precipitation and evaporation; Wind strength and direction; Wave height estimates

Instruments

Meteorological packages; observers

Description 
Summary

The observations are frequently made at lighthouses. 22 stations on Portugal mainland, 5 stations on Madeira Island and 9 stations on Azores Islands. Some training of lighthouse keepers has been undertaken by the Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia e Geofisica. Sea state is visually observed. Winds are estimated on the Beaufort scale. The elements are quality controlled. The quality control computer programme includes sequential checks. The times of observations are: 00, 09, 12 and 17 UT.

OriginatorsNational Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, Lisbon - Division of Marine Meteorology
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, Lisbon - Division of Marine Meteorology
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactNot supplied (Head of Marine Division)
Address

National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, Lisbon - Division of Marine Meteorology
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera Rua C do Aeroporto
Lisboa
Lisboa
1749-077
Portugal

Telephone+351 218483961
Facsimile+351 218402370
Emailinformacoes@meteo.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15022001
Global identifier2237
Last revised2009-10-30