As temperatures surge once more, recent data highlights that the vast majority of residences in Portugal lack adequate preparations for heatwaves.

"An overwhelming proportion of homes in Portugal are ill-equipped for high temperatures. As per the 2021 Census, a staggering 83% of households lack air conditioning," reports Pordata.

The statistics compiled and disclosed by Pordata underscore that merely 17% of Portuguese households are equipped with air conditioning systems. Photo by Donald Trung, Wikimedia commons.