Eleven districts in the North and Center of mainland Portugal will be under yellow warning on Monday, due to the forecast of rain and thunderstorms, announced, Sunday night, the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA).
The yellow warning will be in effect between 7 am and 12 noon in the districts of Braga and Viana do Castelo, as “periods of rain or showers are expected, sometimes heavy and accompanied by thunderstorms”, according to information available on the official IPMA website.
In the districts of Porto and Aveiro, the warning is in effect between 9 am and 3 pm, also due to the forecast of “periods of rain or showers, sometimes strong and accompanied by thunderstorms”.
In the remaining districts – Bragança, Viseu, Guarda, Vila Real, Leiria, Castelo Branco and Coimbra – the yellow warning is in effect between 12 noon and 9 pm, as “showers are expected, sometimes heavy and accompanied by thunderstorms, which can occasionally be hail”.
The yellow warning, the least severe on a scale of three, is issued by the IPMA whenever there is a risk situation for certain activities depending on the weather situation.
The IPMA predicts for Monday, on the continent, in addition to “periods of rain or showers, more frequent and intense in the North and Center regions, with the possibility of thunderstorms, especially inland”, a “slight decrease in the maximum temperature , more significant in the Algarve”.
The minimum temperatures will vary between 12 degrees centigrade in Guarda and 20 in Faro, while the maximum will vary between 20 degrees in Viana do Castelo and 30 in Évora and Beja.