Lisbon: Some much-needed respite from the rain is forecast for Saturday and Sunday when there will be intermittent sunshine and cloud cover and temperatures peaking at 17 degrees. On Monday light showers are expected with the rain becoming harder again on Tuesday before drying out slightly on Wednesday.

The north: Rain is to ease on Saturday when temperatures are to reach highs of 15 degrees. On Sunday the rain is back but on Monday, while showers will persist, there will be chances of sunny spells with temperatures peaking at 18 degrees. Sunshine and showers are forecast for the rest of the week.

The centre: The weekend is to mainly be dry in the centre with temperatures averaging highs of 14 degrees and lows of 6 degrees. On Monday the rain is set to return again but showers should be intermittent and relatively light, while temperatures are to average highs of 15 degrees and lows of 8 degrees.

The south: Dry weather is forecast for the weekend in the south with intermittent sunshine and clouds and temperatures peaking at highs of 17 degrees. It is to warm up slightly on Monday up to highs of 19 degrees with lows of 15 degrees. The rest of the week is to be mild with a low chance of rain.

Madeira: A grey day is forecast for Saturday before the sun makes an appearance again on Sunday when there will be intermittent cloud cover and maximum highs of 22 degrees. On Monday rain is expected all day before drying out again on Tuesday.

The Azores: A mixture of sunshine and showers are forecast for the entire weekend with temperatures peaking at 19 degrees and dropping to lows of 17 degrees. It will be much the same on Monday before the rain subsides again on Tuesday.