There aren’t really hurricanes in Portugal. A couple of weeks ago, we had tremendous winds but nothing like hurricanes that you have in the States.
We have high winds and the month of August can be very windy but not hurricanes. People are still talking about the recent high winds. If you drive up the coast, up the Sintro, which is the mountain, they have very big eucalyptus plantations that came from South Africa or Australia and they absolutely split and came crashing down, but it was quite unusual.
Along the coast in August, we may get high winds and the waves may be high but it’s not something that happens on a regular basis.
(Eucalyptus lining the mountain road of Serra da Senhora do Monte, Portugal, pictured.)