The arrival of summer has sent temperatures soaring in continental Portugal, with Lisbon surpassing 35C.
The first week after the arrival of summer is expected to see temperatures reach close to 40C in some regions of continental Portugal, according to the forecasts of the Portuguese Met Office (IPMA), quoted by news agency Lusa.
If in the popular holiday region of the Algarve the Met Office is expecting the maximum temperature to reach 28C in Faro on Monday – with sea temperature around 19C –, Lisbon should see thermometers soar to 36C, with authorities issuing a yellow code warning due to the excessive heat.
While on Monday temperatures are expected to reach 38C in Évora, in the southern region of the Alentejo, the Met Office also warns that the forecast for Tuesday is 39C, the maximum expected for the country this week.
In the north of Portugal, the Met Office is expecting 29C for Porto on Monday and 30C on Tuesday. On Madeira island, the week’s maximum is also expected on Tuesday, with a temperature of 27C in Funchal.
With news agency Lusa.