Christmas without rain but fog and freezing temperatures

Christmas without rain, but prepare for fog and freezing temperatures in the North

According to the IPMA, Christmas will be cold in the northeastern regions of mainland Portugal, with thermometers reaching negative temperatures.

Christmas has arrived, and with it, lots of fog. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day “will be characterized by fog,” which can form in “any region of the continent, including large urban centres”.

According to a note published on Facebook by the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), Christmas will be cold in the northeastern regions of continental Portugal, with thermometers reaching negative temperatures.

The IPMA warns of freezing fog, “which will lead to the formation of icicles and ice on the road”.

This Sunday, December 24, maximum temperatures should vary between 17ºC in Leiria, Sagres and Faro and 6ºC in Vila Real. According to the IPMA website, the lowest temperatures will be recorded in Vila Real, which can reach down to -3ºC.

Minimum temperatures should be higher in Faro, with thermometers reaching up to 8ºC.

On Christmas Day, December 25, minimum temperatures are expected to vary between -2 (Bragança) and 7°C (Sagres and Faro). Maximum temperatures are expected to reach 17ºC in the Algarve region, while in Vila Real, they will not exceed 6ºC.