According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), there are areas of the country where the sky will be slightly cloudy, such as in the district of Bragança.

In the Portalegre region and the Azores archipelago there should be rain or showers - and in the districts of Viana do Castelo and Aveiro the sky should be cloudy with high clouds.

In the rest of the country, the sky will be partly cloudy this Friday. The end of the week may even be surprising in terms of thermometers, given that Braga is one of the districts where the highest temperatures will be recorded, with 26ºC. Only the Santarém area will be warmer where thermometers will reach 27ºC.

Aveiro is expected to reach 25ºC and all districts will be below this temperature, with Bragança being the coldest region this weekend - and potentially dropping to 5ºC.

On the islands, the Madeira archipelago will be the one where it will feel the hottest, with Funchal reaching 23ºC, and Porto Santo reaching a maximum of 22ºC. Minimum temperatures are expected to reach 17ºC and 16ºC, respectively.

In addition to the rain, temperatures in the Azores are expected to be lower in general. While Angra do Heroísmo will be the island where thermometers are expected to drop the most, to 14ºC, the remaining islands are expected to 'drop' to 15ºC. Maximum temperatures can reach up to 20ºC on some islands, with Ponta Delgada reaching 19ºC.

In general, the IPMA states that it "should be slightly cloudy, with increased cloudiness in the Central and Southern regions during the afternoon, and with the occurrence of showers and the possibility of thunderstorms".