Tavira municipality is currently at maximum risk of fire

The risk of fire, determined by IPMA, has five levels

This Saturday, June 22nd, Tavira is at maximum risk of fire and ten other municipalities in the Algarve are at very high risk, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

At very high risk of fire are the municipalities of Lagos, Monchique, Lagos, Portimão, Silves, Loulé, São Brás de Alportel, Vila do Bispo, Alcoutim and Castro Marim.

IPMA also warns of a very high danger of fire in 16 municipalities in the districts of Bragança, Viseu, Santarém, Lisbon, Beja and Faro at very high risk of fire.

The risk of fire, determined by IPMA, has five levels, ranging from 'reduced' to 'maximum', and calculations are obtained from air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and amount of precipitation in the last 24 hours .

The IPMA predicts generally slightly cloudy skies for today, sometimes very cloudy with high clouds in the North and Center.

The wind will sometimes blow strong on the coast and highlands, with a rise in maximum temperatures expected.

The maximum temperatures predicted for today vary between 21ºC in Aveiro and 33ºC in Évora.