Ten districts of mainland Portugal and the island of Madeira are this Monday and Tuesday under a yellow weather warning due to the forecast of hot weather, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA).

The districts of Braga, Vila Real, Bragança, Viseu, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Portalegre, Évora, Beja and Faro will be under a yellow warning until 18:00 on Tuesday due to the persistence of high maximum temperatures.

Maximums above 30 degrees Celsius are currently forecast for these districts, with Évora reaching 39, Portalegre and Castelo Branco 38, and Beja 37 degrees.

Also the island of Madeira is under a yellow warning until 18:00 on Tuesday due to hot weather. In this case, forecasts today point to a high of 28 degrees.

Fire risk

More than 100 municipalities in the districts of Bragança, Vila Real, Porto, Aveiro, Viseu, Coimbra, Leiria, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Santarém, Portalegre and Faro present maximum fire danger this Monday.

The IPMA has also placed several municipalities in all districts of mainland Portugal at very high and high risk of rural fire.

According to the Institute, the danger of rural fires will remain high in some regions of the mainland at least until Friday.

Minimum temperatures today will fluctuate between 16 degrees Celsius (in Viana do Castelo, Braga and Porto) and 22 degrees (in Portalegre) and the maximum between 26 degrees (in Aveiro) and 39 degrees (in Évora).