May starts hot, but don’t pack your raincoat just yet. Rain Coming


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Starting May 4, not only a drop in temperature is expected, but rain, which could be moderate to heavy.

Although the first three days of May the temperature is inviting to visits to the beach, with highs between 22 and 35 º C, and lows between 7 and 17 º C, the rain is ‘at the door’, according to forecasts from the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

The agency pointed out that after Thursday, April 27, “have exceeded historical highs for April in 45% of stations on the continent,” followed “a drop in temperature until this Saturday, April 29,” in which was expected the “occurrence of precipitation especially in the northern and central regions.

However, it was anticipated “a gradual rise in temperature from April 30, Sunday”.

But it will be ‘short-lived sun’. This is because, according to IPMA, from May 4, Thursday, “there will be a decrease in maximum temperature to values between 17 and 27 ° C, with until the end of the week a probability between 50 to 90% of precipitation in the North and Center, which may be moderate to strong in the northern coast.

This meteorological change “is due to a westward flow and the approach to the continent of depressive regions”, and “should interrupt the third heat wave”, which ‘kicked off’ on April 23.

Note that on May 1, IPMA has placed the counties of Mação, Vila Nova de Barquinha, Abrantes, Chamusca, Constância, Sardoal, in the district of Santarém, and the counties of Vila Velha de Ródão and Proença-a-Nova, in the district of Castelo Branco, under very high risk of rural fire.

The municipalities of Marvão, Portalegre, Castelo de Vide, Nisa and Gavião, in the district of Portalegre, and the municipalities of Monchique, Lagos, Portimão, Silves, Loulé, Tavira and São Brás de Alportel also have the same alert.

About 60 other municipalities in the districts of Bragança, Vila Real, Viseu, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Leiria, Portalegre, Santarém, Lisbon, Beja and Faro are at high risk of fire.

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