The weather forecast for the coming days points to “a typical summer scenario”, said the Secretary of State for Civil Protection, Patrícia Gaspar, at the headquarters of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC), in Carnaxide, Oeiras, after a videoconference meeting with members of various government areas to assess weather conditions and fire risk.

Patrícia Gaspar recalled that some areas of the country, especially in the north and central interior, have municipalities with a high risk of fire, with the coastal and southern areas in a less serious situation, and warned that a “drought situation remains” in almost the entire country so the Portuguese must maintain “adequate behaviour”, especially in rural and forest areas.