TE24 International Desk:
Portugal is experiencing the worst drought as 67.9 percent of its territory was in severe drought, 28.4 percent in extreme drought and the remaining 3.7 percent in moderate drought in June, the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) said.
This is the driest year in the country since the record of drought, which began in 1931, the institute added on Saturday, IANS reported.
IPMA, the drought in Portugal started to worsen about a year ago and even in winter the whole continent of the country is suffering from severe drought.
Also, according to Xinhua News Agency, five of its districts in Portugal are on alert for “oranges” until August 1 due to extremely high temperatures.
The National Emergency Disaster Management Agency (ANEPC) issued a fire warning on Saturday due to low humidity.
To ensure human water use, the Portuguese government has taken steps to monitor and limit water use for energy production and irrigation. The government has decided to increase the capacity of reservoirs and dams and develop precision technology to conserve water for irrigation.