Portugal is at a high risk of rural fires particularly during the hot and dry seasons
Portugal is currently in the Critical Fire Period
Each day the IPMA in conjunction with the INCF publishes the rural fire risk chart by municipality. These are different during the Critical fire period normally 1st July to 30th September, compared with outside this period.
It is important that everyone living or travelling in rural areas understands these as they explain what activities are allowed or not allowed during these periods. This is further explained in our Fire Prevention page. The fire risk chart during the CFP is here. Regardless of the risk in each municipality the measures are the same.
The rural fire risk for today can be downloaded here.