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Four counties in the district of Faro at maximum fire risk

23-Jun-2020


The municipalities of São Brás de Alportel, Tavira, Alcoutim and Castro Marim, in the district of Faro, on 22 June have a maximum fire risk, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA).

The IPMA also placed over fifty municipalities in the districts of Faro, Beja, Santarém, Castelo Branco, Portalegre, Viseu, Vila Real and Bragança at very high fire risk.

According to the IPMA, at least until Friday, 26 June, the risk of fire will remain very high in several counties on the continent because of the hot weather.

This fire risk determined by the IPMA has five levels, ranging from reduced to maximum.

Calculations are obtained from air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and amount of precipitation in the last 24 hours.

Because of the expected warm weather for the next few days, the IPMA placed the districts of Braga, Vila Real, Bragança, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Portalegre, Évora and Beja under yellow notice between 9am on 22 June and 6pm on 24 June.

The rise in temperatures is due to a heat mass from North Africa, which will affect the Iberian Peninsula earlier this week.

The yellow warning is issued by the IPMA whenever there is a risk situation for certain activities depending on the weather situation.

On the continent, the IPMA foresees little cloudy or clear skies on the continent, temporarily appearing very cloudy on the northern coast of Cabo Raso until late morning.

A light to moderate wind from the northern quadrant is also expected, sometimes blowing strong in the western coastal strip, especially in the afternoon, and in the highlands until early in the morning and from late afternoon.

The forecast also points to the possibility of formation of fog or morning fog in some places on the coast north of Cabo Raso and temperature rise, especially in the maximum and in the northern and central regions.

The minimum temperatures on the continent will vary between 14 degrees Celsius (in Guarda and Braga) and 23 (in Faro) and the maximum between 25 (in Aveiro) and 39 (in Beja).

Source:- Portugal News