En statements to Lusa agency, the meteorologist from the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) said that for today an increase in the values of the maximum temperature of the order of 4/7/8/9 degrees in the west coast regions.
“We will also have today a decrease in wind intensity compared to the previous days. Gradually temperatures tend to rise also on the 15th and 16th [quinta e sexta-feira] and will remain high at least until the 17th [sábado]. on the 18th [domingo] a drop in the maximum temperature values is expected”, said.
According to Maria João Frada, the maximum temperatures will reach Saturday with values ranging between 30 and 35 degrees, but in some places along the coast, Tagus Valley, Douro Valley and Alentejo interior will be superior and should fluctuate between 37 and 40 degrees.
“So we issued warm weather warnings initially through the coastal districts because the climb today is on the coast, but with the gradual ascent over the next few days, these warnings extend to the interior regions. The only ones that in principle will not receive notice will be the districts of Faro and Setúbal“, indicated Maria João Frada.
The IPMA has issued a yellow hot weather warning for the districts of Bragança, Viseu, Évora, Porto, Guarda, Vila Real, Santarém, Viana do Castelo, Lisbon, Leiria, Beja, Castelo Branco, Aveiro, Coimbra, Portalegre and Braga.
This yellow notice will be in effect between 10:00 am on Thursday and 5:00 am on Saturday.
“Over the next few days we will have light cloudy or clear skies with warm weather and above average temperatures and in some places contributing to a heat wave as they are five degrees above the average values for the time of year in some IPMA stations . It does not mean that there will be a heat wave, but temperatures are high. It is also summer and this is all normal,” he stressed.
Starting on Sunday, according to Maria João Frada, temperatures will drop from 4 to 7 degrees Celsius.
“As of today we will have the installation of an east current, a wind from the interior of the Iberian Peninsula that transports masses of hot air. This wind comes to the coast and hence the rise is today on the west coast and then extends , but later on on Sunday, the entry of sea air is expected, a wind with a cooler maritime component that will bring down the maximum temperatures“he explained.
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