Mainland Portugal and Madeira at very high risk of exposure to UV radiation

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All the districts of mainland Portugal, with the exception of Viana do Castelo, and the archipelago of Madeira will today be at very high risk of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to the IPMA.

The district of Viana do Castelo is at high risk of exposure to UV radiation.

On Friday, the risk will remain very high on the mainland and in the Madeira archipelago.

For the Azores archipelago, the IPMA is forecasting very high levels for the island of São Miguel, high levels for Faial and Flores and moderate levels for Terceira.

The ultraviolet radiation scale has five levels, ranging from extreme to low risk.

For regions at extreme risk, the IPMA recommends avoiding exposure to the sun as much as possible.

With regard to regions at very high risk, the IPMA advises wearing sunglasses with a UV filter, a hat, a T-shirt, an umbrella, sunscreen and avoiding exposing children to the sun.

The IPMA recommends wearing sunglasses with a UV filter, a hat, a T-shirt and sunscreen in regions at high risk.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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