Maximum UV alert
The Portuguese Met Office has issued an alert due to extreme UV ratings forecast for the country today (May 28).
Four inland regions in central Portugal and the upper Alentejo have been issued with the highest possible alert, with people being asked to avoid spending any more time than is necessary outdoors.
The remainder of the country have been given a rating of 10 on a scale from 1 to 11, and are asked to avoid taking children outside, and are recommended to use sun cream, sunglasses and wear tops at all times.
Brendan de Beer