Algarve Twister Hits Silves, Lagoa And Carvoeiro

"silves tornado"A twister that hit the Algarve this lunchtime has left eight people injured and has caused widespread damage in the Silves, Lagoa and Carvoeiro areas.

In Silves motorhomes parked near to the municipal swimming pool were flipped by the tornado leaving eight people injured while trees were ripped from the ground, cars were damaged and roof tiles came off buildings.

In Lagoa the area between the GNR building and the Jumbo petrol station saw large levels of damage as trees were uprooted and apartments left with blown out windows and barely any roof tiles.

In Carvoeiro the worst hit area was in and around Monte Carvoeiro and a the Monte Santo resort where roof tiles were removed and one property was left with severe damage including blown in windows.

"silves twister"The tornado could be seen coming in across the sea by witnesses in Carvoeiro.

There were no weather warnings put out to the public about the possibility of tornado’s in the Algarve today and many people have been left distressed by the level of damage and destruction.


  1. Peter Hulstrom says:

    Scary for frequent travellers to the area that there was no warning!

  2. Hi Peter

    Well its even scarier living here not thinking you would ever get one like that.