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Country meta data

  PORTUGAL


Availability of station meta data

Out of 50 stations,

- all stations have coordinates

- all stations have elevation

- 21 stations have a description of land use

- no station has a specified soil type

- no station has a surface cover description

- 22 stations have additional remarks

- 11 stations have a picture of the measurement location

Available series

An overview of all available daily series for stations in PORTUGAL can be found in the Data dictionary.

Participants who provided data for this country

Name

Affiliation

City, country

# Series

Antonio Graca

Sogrape Vinhos, S.A.

Avintes, Portugal

55 %

STARDEX project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

11 %

Fatima Coelho

Instituto de Meteorologia

Lisbon, Portugal

9 %

MARS project

Joint Research Centre

Ispra, Italy

8 %

GHCND

National Climatic Data Center

Asheville, United states

6 %

GSN network

World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

3 %

Nuno de Santos Loureiro

Universidade do Algarve

Faro, Portugal

3 %

EMULATE project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

3 %

Maria Antonia Valente

Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa

Lisbon, Portugal

1 %

Record highs and lows

Lowest minimum temperature

25 Dec 1962

   PENHAS DOURADAS

-12.9

°C

Highest minimum temperature

26 Jul 2004

   Faro

32.0

°C

Lowest maximum temperature

25 Dec 1962

   PENHAS DOURADAS

-5.8

°C

Highest maximum temperature

19 Jul 2017

   Quinta de Azevedo 3

51.7

°C

Highest precipitation amount

10 Jan 1983

   HORTA (AZORES)

191.0

mm

Homogeneity test results

The table below shows the number of stations classified as either "Useful" or "Doubtful" (left number) in relation to the total number of station series having sufficient data (right number) for segments of the blended series at each station within fixed time periods. A description of the homogeneity tests that have been applied is given in Project Info > ATBD.

Cloud cover

Precipitation

Pressure

Temperature

Humidity

Wind

Sunshine

1851-2016

1901-1950

0 / 1

1901-2016

1951-1978

17 / 17

9 / 12

1951-2016

6 / 6

1 / 2

1979-2016

4 / 4

2 / 3

Extreme events affecting PORTUGAL

- Heat wave in Central and Western Europe, Summer 2003

- Heat and drought in Southern Europe, Summer 2005

- Mild winter of 2007

- Cold in Central and Western Europe, Winter 2009

- Cold in Europe, Winter 2010

- Severe winter storm in Europe: Xynthia, Winter 2010

Feedback and contact information

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands
e-mail: eca@knmi.nl
fax: + 31 30 2204614