Strong winds are forecast to subside this week from 15 to 21 May, according to the most recent forecasts from the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA).

However, don't put away your warm clothes yet because temperatures are expected to drop throughout the week, which will also be marked "by the formation and passage of low-pressure depressions over the Iberian Peninsula".

"This week the weather will be conditioned by the formation and passage of pressure valleys or depressions over the Iberian Peninsula, with showers expected, average temperatures close to usual for the season and a decrease in wind", said the IPMA, in a statement.

According to the entity, this week will start "with a temperature range of 10°C to 15°C, typical of spring, and with maximum temperatures, slightly above average, falling throughout the week", after a general rise in temperatures over the weekend.

Maximum temperature should vary between 19°C and 29°C in the interior North and Centre regions, between 25°C and 31°C in the South, between 19°C and 25°C in the West coast area and between 22°C and 30°C on the south coast.

In turn, the minimum temperature will be "relatively stable" throughout the week, varying between 5°C and 12°C in the North and Centre regions and between 10°C and 15°C in the South region.

Although more frequent showers are expected in the interior of the country, the IPMA noted that "there is great unpredictability in their location, intensity and frequency".

"The conditions are also in place for scattered thunderstorms to occur throughout the week".