Almost 30 municipalities in the Algarve, interior north and centre of the country are currently on alert.
The high heat for this time of year is just one of the consequences of climate change which, if continued, will create difficulties for the Portuguese territory this summer.
According to an RTP report yesterday, the Minister of Internal Administration, José Luís Carneiro, participated in a meeting with the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere to discuss the meteorological conditions for the next few days in Portugal and Europe.
During the meeting, specialists confirmed that summer had indeed arrived sooner and that with it came high fire risks.
As of yesterday, almost 30 municipalities in the Algarve, interior north and centre of the country are on alert.
But the government is not only concerned about fires. Water scarcity is also a problem, aggravating the issue, as the percentage of water in the soil is already deficient.
The drought may be felt here, but also in Spain, France, Italy and Greece, where there are high rates of forest fire risk over the next few months.