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Cold wave to hit mainland Portugal

Temperatures due to drop several degrees

Portugal’s ‘Verão de São Martinho’ (Summer of Saint Martin), a period of summer-like weather which usually occurs around this time of year, seems to be nearing its end.

The country is expecting a cold wave starting this evening (November 20), with temperatures due to plummet several degrees across the country.

In the northern district of Bragança, for example, minimum temperatures could drop as low as 2ºC. Meanwhile in the southern Algarve, temperatures will be more mild, ranging from around 9ºC (minimum) to 18-19ºC (maximum). 

Speaking to Renascença radio station, Ângela Lourenço from the Sea and Atmosphere Institute (IPMA) explains that mainland Portugal “will be under the influence of a cold air mass from today, essentially from the end of today, which will affect the weather in the coming days, essentially this week.”

“One of the most significant aspects is  the drop in temperature, both minimums and maximums,” she adds.

According to the meteorologist, the temperature drop will be accompanied by stronger winds, particularly tomorrow (November 21).

By Michael Bruxo

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