The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) has also placed several municipalities in several districts in the North and Centre and Algarve at very high risk of rural fire.

According to the institute, the danger of rural fires will remain high in some regions of the continent at least until Friday.

Minimum temperatures will fluctuate between 14 degrees Celsius (in Viana do Castelo, Braga, Guarda, Leiria, Évora and Beja) and 18 (in Bragança) and the maximum between 20 (in Viana do Castelo) and 32 (in Bragança).