Lisbon: Cloud cover is expected to lessen on Saturday in the capital and clear completely by Sunday, allowing temperatures to rise to daily highs of 29 degrees and nightly lows of 18 degrees. For the remainder of the week the weather is to remain the same with blue skies and high temperatures.

The centre: Saturday will see the clouds clear and temperatures rise again and by Sunday average daily highs will be back up to 34 degrees with lows of 17 degrees. From Tuesday the thermometers will be rising again to highs of 35 degrees and nightly lows of 19 degrees for the remainder of the week.

The north: Rain clouds are to clear by the weekend in the north leaving intermittent cloud cover over the weekend. From Sunday the temperatures are to rise again to average daily highs of 27 degrees and nightly lows of 15 degrees. From Monday blue skies are expected for the remainder of the week.

The south: It will be very hot over the weekend in the south with temperatures peaking at 35 degrees during the day and only dropping to lows of 21 degrees in the evening. From Monday it will be feeling slightly cooler but the thermometer will rise again from Thursday back up to highs of 33 degrees.