The situation in Portugal begins to be considered especially in terms of climate, especially not in this Vanda drought situation, and the worst levels of the last 20 years for this situation have not yet come.
Speaking to the Lusa agency, the climatologist indicated that the drought situation “between weak and moderate” already in the last quarter of 2021 is that no significant rain yet, at least until the end of January.
“It is an abnormal situation for this time. It is not at the level of a drought situation like in 2005. But the end of January and February may not occur between the occurrence, the situation could worsen immensely”, he said.
Between January 24th and 26th it should rain, but it will not be enough to reverse the drought situation in which the territory is located, especially Alentejo, Algarve and northeast Trás-os-Montes.
He pointed out that it is “ungrateful of lower latitudes” to predict the “below normal values” of probable weather, because “at these latitudes of circulation can change the pattern of circulation that it will rain” and it will rain enough in February.
“But the forecast is not aimed at large deadlines in the near future”, he reinforced.
Vanda Cabrinha stated that can be directly blamed as non-climatic for the drought of early change 2022, What a “is part of a trend in recent years, since 2000, increase in the frequency and intensity of drought situations”.
“This is almost certainly a consequence of climate change, the increase in dry periods, especially in the southern latitudes of Europe, including Portugal and Spain”, said the technician from the Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosphere.