Temperatures on the rise as lock down eases

in News · 15-05-2020 20:49:00 · 0 Comments

Maximum temperatures will rise between 7 and 8 degrees until Monday, when the second phase of the deconflation plan is expected to start, with the opening of street stores, restaurants, cafes and terraces.

Speaking to the Lusa agency, Bruno Café, from the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) predicted that temperatures will gradually rise between 7 and 8 degrees from 15 May, with the hottest days being Monday, 18 May, and Tuesday, 19 May, with thermometers reaching 30 degrees in some regions of the country.

“Today (15 May) we are still going to have periods of very cloudy skies with some more likely showers in the southern region and during the afternoon in the northern and central regions, especially in the interior. There is also the possibility of thunderstorms associated with showers, which will be more likely in the southern region, but we will already have a maximum temperature rise in some places of 4 to 5 degrees. Today we will have highs above 20 degrees, which did not happen yesterday [Thursday]”, he said.

According to the IPMA meteorologist, on 15 May temperatures are expected between 20 and 22 degrees in Alentejo, Lisbon, Santarém, Setúbal, Viana do Castelo, Braga and Porto.

“For Saturday (16 May) we are going to have an improvement in terms of cloudiness in the north and centre. In the south there is still a chance of showers. A small rise in temperature, especially the maximum, is also expected, reaching 24/25 degrees in some regions”, he said.

According to Bruno Café, on Sunday, 17 May, another temperature rise of 1 to 2 degrees is expected.

“From today until the beginning of the week, we will have gradual increases in temperature. Over the next few days we will have cumulative rises of 7/8 degrees. Monday and Tuesday will be the hottest days with temperatures reaching 30 degrees in Alentejo,” he said.

Bruno Café also said that the trend will be for a change in the weather from the middle of next week.

According to the Government's decommissioning plan, as of Monday, street shops, cafes, restaurants, pastry shops and their terraces, museums, monuments and palaces, art galleries and the like, daycares centres, social facilities to support the disabled and 11th and 12th year students (or 2nd and 3rd year of other training offers) return to schools.


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