Lisbon: Temperatures are to reach average highs of 27 degrees in the capital over the weekend when there will be a mixture of sunshine and intermittent cloud cover. A small dip in temperature is expected on Monday before rising again by Wednesday up to highs of 30 degrees with lows of 16 degrees.

The north: High temperatures are returning over the weekend with thermometers peaking at highs of 32 degrees on Sunday. A slight chance of rain is forecast for Monday but this is to clear by Tuesday when temperatures are to rise again up to highs of 33 degrees, although a northerly wind will keep it cooler.

The centre: A very hot weekend is predicted with highs of 34 degrees and lows of 17 degrees expected. Temperatures are to fall slightly on Monday to highs of 32 degrees, before rising again on Tuesday back up to 34 degrees with intermittent sunshine and cloud expected every day of the week.

The south: It will be feeling hot in the south over the weekend with temperatures to peak at highs of 31 degrees and drop to nightly lows of 20 degrees. Intermittent sunshine and cloud cover is expected each day and temperatures are to remain stable and summer like throughout the rest of the week.

Madeira: There will be a chance of rain on Saturday although it will remain mild with highs of 25 degrees and lows pf 19 degrees. From Sunday the chance of rain is to drop significantly and the weather is to remain with highs of 24 degrees and lows of 19 degrees for the rest of the week.

The Azores: Heavier cloud cover and a chance of rain are predicted for Saturday but by Sunday the clouds are to have cleared slightly and temperatures are to reach highs of 23 degrees with lows of 17 degrees. The rest of the week is to remain mild and mainly bright