Data from IPMA shows that 13 temperature extremes were reached
in the stations of Lousã, Ancião, Mirandela, Monção, Coimbra/Bencanta,
Proença-a-Nova, Chaves, Moimenta da Beira, Bragança, Macedo Cavaleiros,
Figueira da Foz, Carrazeda of Ansiães and Porto/PR.
According to the observation at the stations of the IPMA
network (considered 96 stations on the mainland), on Wednesday, the highest
temperatures were recorded in Lousã (46.3°C) and in Santarém (46.2°C - the
highest in this season to date was 46.3°C, recorded in August 2018).
In five stations maximum temperatures were recorded at or
above 45°C and in about half of the country maximum temperatures at or above
40°C were recorded.
According to the IPMA, maximum air temperature values
equal to or greater than 35°C occurred in about 90% of the country and equal
to or greater than 30°C in practically the entire territory (except in Cabo
Carvoeiro, Sagres and Fóia).
To date, the highest temperature value was recorded in Amareleja,
with 47.3°C, on August 1, 2003.
As for the minimum air temperature, on the 13th, values
equal to or greater than 25°C were recorded in 10 stations and equal to or
greater than 20°C (tropical nights) in about 75% of the stations.
According to the IPMA, this month, the highest value of the
minimum temperature was 28.7°C, recorded in Portalegre on the 9th.
The IPMA predicts a gradual decrease in temperature values
from today, with the occurrence of tropical nights and hot, very hot and
excessively hot days until the 17th.