Drought in 40% of Portuguese territory

Written By Lara Silva

The Portuguese government has declared a drought in 40% of the country’s territory following an evaluation by the Portuguese Institute of the Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA). The affected areas are mostly located in the northern and central regions of the country, including 67 municipalities in Portugal.

Portugal is facing an “early and severe drought,” with precipitation levels below the average for this time of year. Last year, the drought was only declared on June 21, so these conditions are coming one month and a half earlier. 

The drought is expected to worsen in the coming months, which could have serious consequences for agriculture and the environment. 

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The Portuguese government is already discussing measures to tackle the drought, such as the release of funds for farmers and the suspension of water usage charges for public supply companies. 

In the month of April, there was little rain, and there were extremely high temperatures for the season, with three heat waves.

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