IPMA warns “all districts in mainland Portugal and Madeira” affected
All districts in mainland Portugal and the archipelago of Madeira start the week with a very high risk of exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV), according to the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).
In the Azores archipelago, the islands of Flores, Faial and Terceira are at moderate levels and Sao Miguel at low risk.
Tomorrow, mainland Portugal and the archipelago of Madeira will remain with very high and high levels of exposure to UV radiation.
The ultraviolet radiation scale has five levels, between extreme and low risk.
For regions with very high risk, IPMA advises the use of sunglasses with UV filter, hat, t-shirt, parasol, sunscreen and to avoid exposing children to the sun.
For high risk regions, IPMA recommends the use of sunglasses with UV filter, hat, t-shirt and sunscreen.
Meantime, the risk of wildfires remains very high in several areas of the country, with the boroughs of Monchique, Portimão and Tavira considered at “maximum” risk for ignitions.
(For time being, even considering the dire state of drought in the south of the country, ‘restrictions’ appear to be at a minimum.)