According to the IPMA – Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere, authorities warn of the risk of mudslides and poor air quality this weekend, the phenomenon of which is explained by precipitation and a mass of air coming from North Africa.
The Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) says that Lisbon and the Algarve should be the regions most affected, and from now on a worsening weather situation is expected, with forecasts of rain, strong wind and sea turmoil especially on the coast and in the highlands.
10 districts of mainland Portugal are under orange warning, as are Madeira and the Azores, so this situation could have "effects on human health, especially in the most sensitive population, children and the elderly, whose health care should be doubled during the occurrence of these situations ".
As for the state of the sea on the south coast there will be waves of the Southwest with 1 to 1.5 meters, passing south-southeast waves 2 to 3 meters from the afternoon, and south-south waves with 3 to 4 meters in the windward. The temperature of the sea water will be 18ºC.
The IPMA predicts that weather conditions will improve early next week.