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Third hottest September since record began


September this year was the third warmest since 1931 with an average air temperature just below 29°C (84°F).

According to the Portuguese weather service, September 6th was the hottest day of the year for mainland Portugal, with an average high of 38.6°C (101.5°F) and a day’s low of 19.8°C.

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