On October 8, 2020, were installed two portable weather stations in the Lousã Mountain, in Candal and Trevim. The information collected by these weather stations will be used in Task 2 of the FIRESTORM project, in order to improve the understanding of changes in the vertical temperature profile, humidity and wind in mountainous areas, which is significantly important in the fire spread.
One of the weather stations was installed in Candal, in the Shale village, which is located in Lousã mountain at an approximately altitude of 615 m (Figure 1). The other weather station was installed in Trevim, next to a telecommunications antenna, which is located at the top of Lousã Mountain, in an open valley, at an altitude of about 1140 m (Figure 2).
We would like to express our gratitude for all the assistance provided by the Lousã Municipality, for the collaboration of the Parish Council of Lousã and Vilarinho, the Residents Commission of Candal, and the Mr. responsible for the Baldios in the whole process, from the choice of locations to the installation phase.
Initially, IPMA is monitoring the two weather stations installed in Lousã Mountain. The data from these weather stations will be available soon.