Maximum fire risk in the Algarve
Four councils in the Algarve have been placed on maximum fire alert due to prevailing weather conditions.
Loulé, São Brás de Alportel, Tavira and Alcoutim, are all on the highest level of alert, while 13 areas, most of them in the Algarve, have been issued with the second highest level of readiness by the Portuguese Met Office.
The advisory is issued based on the weather conditions experienced in the preceding 24 hours, such as temperature readings, humidity, wind speeds and the amount of rainfall.
Brendan de Beer