Weather update.


Airport affected again

As I am still on the island due to the Russian visa arriving three days after the flight left, I thought I would update the weather situation.
The weather forecast for this week given on a ............ more

Madeira “Back in Fashion”. Christmas.

Thomas Cook press release

“Retro destinations”

Madeira was being discussed on the BBC yesterday after a press release from Thomas Cook announced that “Retro destinations are making a comeback”, specifically mentioning three resorts; Costa Brava, Malta and Madeira. One Breakfast News presenter unkindly described ............ more


Civil protection sign

Orange Warning

After last nights storms – thunder, lightening and heavy rain across much of the island – the outlook is poor for the foreseeable future according to nearly all the forecasts.
The Journal reports the adverse weather situation was correctly predicted by ............ more

Funchal funfair. easyJet. Michelin Stars.

Funfair location on Avenida do Mar

Christmas amusement park for Funchal seafront

After a number of years in different locations, most recently Praia Formosa, the Christmas funfair returns to the Funchal seafront on December 1st. According to Funchal Noticias it will be located on the Avenida do Mar next to next to the controversial and little-used ............ more

easyJet “air rage” incident. Travel subsidy.

easyJet air rage incident at Madeira airport

The Journal reports that Thursday evening’s easyJet flight from Funchal, destined for Lisbon, ended up being delayed by more than an hour due to an “air rage” incident involving a couple prior to take-off. The Journal reported that the aircraft ............ more

600 year celebrations begin. Economy growing. AIDAprima.

Sugar cane

600 year celebrations begin

Featured in the Diario, the exhibition ‘The White Gold Islands. Artistic Order in Madeira (15th-16th centuries) ‘ is inaugurated today at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. The exhibition has been put together with the collaboration of the ............ more

São Martinho Festival. Whale Museum.

São Martinho church

São Martinho Festival

The local festival is taking place this weekend in São Martinho, where there will be lots of the usual stalls selling the usual offerings. On this occasion these should hopefully include Bacalhau de São Martinho which was featured ............ more

Strong winds cancel ferry. Airport OK so far.

Porto Santo Ferry

The Captaincy of the Port of Funchal yesterday issued a warning of strong wind and “maritime agitation” for Madeira, which remains in force until 6:00 pm today (Thursday). Forecasts predict the wind, which did some damage yesterday, will continue to blow ............ more

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