Cold snap

Icy temperatures are predicted throughout Portugal for the end of the week, with meteorologists fearing that temperatures could drop as low as -7°C in some regions

The districts of Bragança, Castelo Branco, Guarda, Portalegre and Vila Real have all been placed on a yellow weather alert while Lisbon Municipal Câmara, in preparation of the cold spell, has issued a contingency plan to ensure the capital functions during the bad weather.

Experts are advising the elderly and the young to take extra care to protect themselves from the cold by trying to remain in warm places.