Footage shows intensity with which hail fell
At the Fóia peak in Monchique, around 12 litres of rain per square metre fell in the space of one hour, reports Correio da Manhã.
Elsewhere in the Algarve, strong periods of rainfall were registered in Castro Marim and Aljezur.
Weather forecasts for the coming days predict very cloudy skies with the possibility of rainfall and thunder in the southern region. According to Portugal’s Sea and Atmosphere Institute (IPMA), the weather may worsen on Sunday.