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96% of Portugal is experiencing drought
short by Indraneel Sen / on Thursday, 7 July, 2022
Portugal is experiencing one of its worst drought spells, with 96% of the country declared to be under "extreme" or "severe" drought conditions. The temperatures in some parts of the country are expected to touch 43°C over this weekend. Government bodies have readied emergency teams as a third of the country is at risk of forest fires, officials said.