Climate records - Introduction

The variability and climate change, induced by natural and/or anthropogenic causes determine the achievement of values in the various climatological parameters that constitute the absolute extremes in the regions where you can register them instrumentally.

With an observation network installed since 1931, providing land cover on the mainland sufficiently representative, the Meteorological Institute has in its records (digitized after 1941) the climate extremes obtained from the stations located in the major cities in the mainland and the islands.

Because on several occasions we tryed to draw comparisons between the extreme weather events that occur episodically in Portugal, with the climatological past, the Institute of Meteorology considers it appropriate to condense the official historical records of climate extremes and make it available to regular users of their services.