More than 80 municipalities in eight districts in maximum fire danger 14-08-2023

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More than 80 municipalities in the districts of Faro, Portalegre, Santarém, Castelo Branco, Guarda, Viseu, Vila Real and Bragança present a maximum danger of rural fire today, according to the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

IPMA also placed about 80 municipalities in the districts of Faro, Beja, Santarém, Portalegre, Castelo Branco, Leiria, Lisbon, Coimbra, Viseu, Guarda, Porto, Aveiro, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real and Bragança in very high danger.

Other municipalities in all districts of the continent are in high fire danger today.

Because of the weather conditions, the fire danger will remain high until at least Friday.

This risk, determined by the 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 5,992 fire incidents have affected 27,539 hectares of rural areas.

The IPMA predicts for today in the continent little cloudy or clear sky, more intense wind in the western coastal strip south of Cabo da Roca and in the highlands, possibility of formation of fog or morning fog in some places and small decrease of the minimum temperature in the South region.

Minimum temperatures will range between 12 degrees Celsius (in Vila Real and Viseu) and 20 (in Faro) and maximum temperatures between 24 (in Porto and Viana do Castelo) and 35 (in Castelo Branco).

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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