2019-03-26: According to reports from Tuesday (26 March), forest fires have broken out in several areas in the north of the country. In Esposende, several schools have been evacuated and several roads have been closed. Near the town of Oliveira de Azemeis, around 300 firefighters are battling a forest fire. The continuing dry weather is not expected to change in the coming days.
Travellers need to anticipate local road closures and should inform themselves about the current situation before undertaking overland journeys. Warnings and instructions of local authorities and media should be strictly followed.