In a statement, the IPMA stressed that maximum temperatures are to rise between 2 and 4 degrees Celsius (°C) this Friday throughout mainland Portugal, with the exception of the coastal strip, where there will be no variation. On Saturday it will rise between 5 and 8°C throughout the North and Central coast and between 2 and 4°C in the rest of the country.
“At the weekend, maximum temperature should reach values between 40 and 42°C in the most interior regions of the Douro and Tagus valleys, in the interior of the Alentejo and in some places in the Interior Centre”.
In the rest of the country, the maximum temperature will vary between 35 and 40°C, except along the coast, where values will fluctuate between 25 and 35°C, with the lowest temperatures occurring on the Alentejo coast.
Minimum temperatures are to also rise between Saturday and Tuesday, with tropical nights predicted, with minimum values above 20°C, in much of the interior and Algarve.
In the North and Central interior, the IPMA points to the occurrence of a heat wave from Saturday until at least the end of next week, while on the coast there will be, as of Monday, a downward trend in maximum temperatures of between 3 to 5°C.