The first half of the week in Continental Portugal was dominated, clouds from a meteorological point of view by periods of rain and intermittent, good periods of sun and a strong wind regime from the Northwest. Nonetheless, this thursday, the 26th, the state changed and the same as our country, presenting itself very stable.
Today, in addition to almost clear sky in the entire territory, for which the crested anticycloneit must be pointed out hot and dry easterly current coming from the interior of Spainwhich translates into winds, sometimes strong, mostly from the same quadrant. As if that weren’t enough, the solar radiation and the continentality effect In addition to the aforementioned aspects, for the duration increase that we have already felt this Thursday. The maximum exceeded 30°C in several district capitals, such as Coimbra, Leiria, Santarém and Beja.
The temperature will still rise more in mainland Portugal: until when?
Tomorrow a very significant change from the thermal point of view. The will intensify to heat. it is expected that the maximum temperature0 or exceeds 3ºC in 5 18 of the district of mainland Portugal! Friday the 27th will undoubtedly be the hottest day From this week. Lightly cloudy skies are expected in the western half (coastal) while in the eastern half (inland) it should be mostly clear. Strong wind, blowing, generally from the east and sometimes.
For Saturday, the 28th, anomalous heat is expected for the time of year, despite the drop in temperature across the country.. The thermometer should register a maximum of 27 °C in Porto, 25 °C in Lisbon and 23 °C in Faro, which will probably still contrast immensely with the vast majority of other district capitals, which will register values of around 30 ºC. In addition, medium or high cloudiness is expected in most of the coastal strip and also in points of Ribatejo and Alentejo. 29.
And from Sunday onwards, the return of rain and thunder?
Along Sunday the 29tha notable change in thermal terms is expected, with a change widespread – and valorization (on the coast) – of the maximum temperature. Thanks to the approach to the Iberian Peninsula by a atlantic depressionthe sky will present some cloudy periods. Despite the uncertainty in this scenariothe forecast indicates the risk that, even during Sunday afternoon, how clouds develop and give rise to scattered showers, possibly accompanied by thunderstormsespecially within the North region (districts of Viana do Castelo, Braga, Porto, Vila Real and Bragança), reaching points in the district of viseu.
It should also be noted that in the test, while maintaining a degree of uncertainty, there is a possibility of elevation between Monday, May 30th, and Wednesday, June 1st in mainland Portugal will occur emergence of new fronts associated with the so-called Atlantic depression, that were reflected in the form of rain or showers, and scattered thunderstorms.
These potential areas of instability in altitude would be distributed mainly to the west of the Condensation Barrier, but also to the east of it, mainly in the territories of the North and Center regions. Even so, for Monday, the 30th, you can also protect great part of the coastal strip, between Caminha and the Setúbal Peninsula. Before reaching mainland Portugal, some of the fronts associated with the depression in the Atlantic Azores, it had rain, sometimes strong, and wind with intense gusts, up to 80 km/h!
Nonethelessthis meteorological scenario is far from being confirmed for mainland Portugal, and will require constant vigilance, in order to see if a current prediction is confirmed. Until then, always stay informed, through the news, maps, models, radars, satellite images and weather warnings section, for weather forecast.