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Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

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Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

We are staying in Alvor with two children, one with Asthma and tomorrow would like to go to a beach away from Alvor to escape this smog which is covering the sky. One child has already been to the hospital to be put on a nebuliser for a short time. We don’t want a long car journey for the children but can someone help in which direction to drive. Would praia d Luz be the right direction or would it be the same as Alvor? Thanks for any help.

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1. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

Which way is the wind blowing, , then go in the opposite direction , probably west of Lagos.

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2. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

The problem is there is no wind, unusual for Alvor I know, everything is still which is the problem it is not getting rid of the smell and smoke.

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3. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

Currently BBC weather app for tomorrow is showing both Alvor and Lagos wind from north of 22/23. That isn’t mph - think its Beaufort scale?

Edited: 06 August 2018, 22:21
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4. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

"... north of 22/23. That isn’t mph - think its Beaufort scale?"

The Beaufort scale, used for marine forecasts, goes from 0 to 12 - 12 being a hurricane. Could be knots?

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5. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

The wind from the north will bring the smoke from the forest fire with it. I am not there, but probably the only way to escape is to go a long way east, Albufeira if not further, or a very long way west.

Unfortunately the fire, which is north of Monchique and almost due north of Alvor, is still apparently not under control despite over 1,000 firefighters and 350 appliances on the scene. Source - www.fogos.pt

That wind speed is in Kilometres per hour.

Edited: 06 August 2018, 23:29
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6. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

Yes that’s what I meant Cubsur - was going to suggest doing the same but think everywhere beaches and roads will be extremely busy and in that heat I wouldn’t want to be sitting in a car. Thanks for clearing up wind speed in Kilometers/hour!

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7. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

In albufeira today and no problem. We are renting in alvor and was brushing the ash off the patio this morning!

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8. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

Thank you for posting this thread, my son suffers from asthma.

We arrived at midnight last night, we are going to check alvor out.

If the smog gets bad - please keep us updated to where you head.

I don't want my son in hospital with breathing problems.

Many Thanks & Happy Holidays 🍭

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9. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

Omg traveling to Alvor next week i have had asthma all of my life, and my grandson has it too, hope they get the fire under control soon.There was a little bit about the fire on the news at the weekend,but nothing since. Hope the air gets better.

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10. Re: Which beach and which direction to escape this smog in Alvor

You can smell the smoke at the moment and taste it as well . The gardeners were blowing the ash off the sunneds this morning with a leaf blower ! (In alvor )

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