New Year’s Eve weather forecast

New Year's Eve weather

New Year’s Eve weather to be cloudy?

The Portuguese “Met Office”, the Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), based on readings made this morning (Saturday) for the archipelago of Madeira, anticipates the following forecast for tomorrow, Sunday, December 31, 2017, New Year’s Eve:
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Casino strike for New Year

Madeira Casino

Casino strike

Various sources are reporting that staff at the Madeira Casino are on strike at what must be the busiest time of year for the establishment. No coincidence there then! The Diario online says that the workers at the “traditional gambling hall have been on strike since ............ more

New Year record. Madeira Plunge.

New Years ship in Funchal Bay

10-year record

FN report that according to data released by the Port of Madeira Authority, this New Year will see a dozen ships docked in the port of Funchal, bringing a total of 20,000 passengers to watch the world-famous fireworks display. The port authority, APRAM, has confirmed that ............ more

Festive program continues.

Festival events continue

Festive program continues.

The Diario reports that Christmas and New Year’s festive program continues to offer many opportunites for visitors to the city centre every day until January 7th.

The Madeira Embroidery exhibition is open today, between 11.00 and 20.00,  organised by the Institute ............ more

easyJet stories. Conforama. New passports.

easyJet plane

Merry Christmas to all the blog readers on what is a glorious Christmas Eve’s morning in Madeira!

easyJet stories

I don’t mind a few delays in the interest of air safety, but I think most passengers prefer to be told the truth when they occur. On an easyJet flight to Lisbon ............ more

Huge new development.

New 5* hotel and more luxury apartments in Ajuda

FN report that a partnership between the two most active construction companies on the island, AFA Imobiliária and Socicorreia, plans to develop the huge (50,000 square metres) plot of land in Ajuda. This is between the Forum (bottom right – above), heading ............ more

Ferry tender receives no interest.

Ferry to be seasonal?

12.30 Tuesday: The Diario has just reported that Pedro Calado has confirmed that the public tender for the ferry between Madeira and the mainland, received no bids. The vice president of government acknowledged the difficulties of an operation throughout the year, so ............ more

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