Information from the GNR and PSP police as well as the Civil Protection Authority states that several roads in northern and central Portugal, in Vila Real, Porto and Bragança, were early Friday morning closed due to heavy snowfall.

In Lisbon, local fire-fighters also registered a high number of callouts Thursday night and during the early hours of Friday morning because of flooding and felled trees following heavy rain and strong winds.

The Met Office placed eight mainland districts on Orange Alert on Friday because of rain and snow.