Portugal's meteorological institute (IPMA) said temperatures are expected to approach 40ºC in the country's inland regions on Monday and Tuesday. The month of July has been the warmest in the country in almost a century.
The Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests (ICNF) informed that since the beginning of the year, almost 94 000 hectares have been consumed by the flames.
The fire in the Serra da Estrela natural park was brought under control on Wednesday. This massive fire in the mountainous region of central Portugal consumed over 25 000 hectares of vegetation in the last few weeks.