At maximum risk of fire are the municipalities of Portimão, Monchique, Loulé, São Brás de Alportel and Tavira (Faro), Portalegre, Marvão, Castelo de Vide, Nisa and Gavião (Portalegre), Vila Velha de Ródão, Castelo Branco, Fundão, Proença-a-Nova, Sertã and Vila de Rei (Castelo Branco).

Also the municipalities of Mação, Sardoal, Tomar, Sardoal, Ferreira do Zêzere, Abrantes, Vila Nova da Barquinha, Constância and Chamusca (Santarém), Oliveira do Hospital (Coimbra) and Carregal do Sal (Viseu) are today at maximum fire risk.

The IPMA also placed several districts of all mainland districts (18) in very high and high risk of fire.

The fire risk will remain high in some regions of the continent at least until Sunday.

This fire risk determined by IPMA has five levels, ranging from low to maximum.

The calculations are obtained from the air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and amount of precipitation in the last 24 hours.

The IPMA predicts for today on the continent little cloudy or clear sky, temporarily with periods of cloudiness in some places, the coast Centre until early morning and the southern coast of the Algarve during the afternoon.

They also expect weak to moderate winds from the north quadrant, and the southern quadrant on the southern coast of the Algarve during the afternoon, sometimes strong and with gusts up to 60 kilometres per hour, the coastal strip north of Cabo Espichel, especially during the afternoon, and the highlands of the North and Center until mid-morning.

The forecast also points to a small rise in minimum temperatures, especially inland, and rise in maximum temperatures, being accentuated in some parts of the northern and central coastline, and a small decrease in maximum temperatures in the eastern Algarve.

The minimum temperatures will range between 12 degrees Celsius (in Bragança, Leiria and Coimbra) and 19 (in Portalegre and Faro) and maximum between 26 (in Guarda, Porto and Aveiro) and 37 (in Santarem).