Scorching May: Portugal expects above 35ºC temperatures

Temperatures soaring: three Algarve boroughs on maximum fire alert

With temperatures set to hit maximums of 33ºC this week, various municipalities are on ‘maximum fire alert’ – three of them in the Algarve (Tavira, São Brás de Alportel and Loulé). Elsewhere 36 other boroughs in the districts of Beja, Portalegre, Castelo Branco, Santarém, Guarda, Viseu and Bragança are on similar alerts which are expected to remain in place until at least Friday.