“The alert level will be in effect between 00:00 today and 23:59 on Tuesday, the day on which we will re-evaluate”.

Mainland Portugal entered a state of contingency situation, last Monday, which was extended again on Thursday until today.

In the last week, the country has faced high temperatures and the hottest day was on Wednesday, when almost all districts were under a red weather warning, the most serious issued by the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA).