August 2008 Douro Insider

Another month goes by, and with it come more strange climatic patterns.  All across Europe reports were pouring in of appalling weather so in many respects we were lucky that the worst the Douro suffered was one wet weekend and some rather cool temperatures.  The month kicked off with a freak tornado in northern France which killed three people on the 3rd, and then another one hit Poland 12 days later with the same death toll.  In the UK they were also having a horrible time with one of the worst summers on record.  Over there August was phenomenally wet and the sun barely appeared. Full Report

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