Maximum fire warnings across the Algarve
Fire-fighters in 8 of the Algarve’s 16 councils have been told to be on the highest state of readiness due to the threat of wildfires.
While temperatures are forecast to start easing as this weekend approaches, a maximum fire warning has been issued for Monchique, Silves, Aljezur, Loulé, Tavira, São Brás de Alportel, Castro Marim and Alcoutim.
The warnings will be reduced this weekend to their lowest level in some parts as prevailing weather conditions improve, before climbing again from Monday.
Brendan de Beer