More than 30 counties in five districts in maximum fire danger

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More than 30 districts of Faro, Castelo Branco, Portalegre, Santarém and Guarda have today a maximum danger of rural fire, according to the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

The IPMA has also placed more than 60 counties of Faro, Beja, Santarém, Portalegre, Castelo Branco, Portalegre, Leiria, Lisbon, Coimbra, Viseu, Guarda, Vila Real, and Bragança in very high danger.

Other counties in all districts of the continent, except Viana do Castelo, are now in high danger of fire.

Due to the warm weather, the fire danger will remain high at least until Friday.

This risk, determined by IPMA, has five levels, ranging from low to maximum, and the calculations are obtained from the air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and amount of precipitation in the last 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the year, the 4,296 fire incidents have affected 9,172 hectares of rural areas.

The IPMA forecasts for today on the continent generally clear sky, sometimes strong wind on the west coast south of Cabo da Roca and increase in minimum temperature, especially in the North and Center, and maximum temperature, except on the coast of the eastern Algarve.

The minimum temperatures will range between 14 degrees Celsius (in Viana do Castelo, Braga, Porto, Bragança, Vila Real, Viseu, Guarda, and Coimbra) and 21 (in Faro) and the maximum between 23 (in Porto) and 33 (in Castelo Branco).

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