Strong winds continue. Cruise ships cancel.

Wind forecast

Strong winds continue

Strong winds continued overnight, and the airport does not appear to be working fully so far this morning – the usual 05.30 flight left for Lisbon, but since then the estimated times of arrivals and departures have been pushed back. The graphic above is today’s ............  ...read more

Poor weather. Airport conditioned.

Pico do Areeiro

Poor weather

The poor weather that seems to be the pattern just recently saw strong winds and rain overnight. Some snow fell on the inland peaks yesterday. The access road to Pico do Areeiro was closed due to the snowfall (pictured by RTP Madeira). The road  between Eira do ............  ...read more

Rough seas. NRP Douro. Brexit reversal.

Rough seas

Rough seas and cloud forecast

The Diario reports that the Port Authority of Funchal has received from the Portuguese Met Office (IPMA) a notice of prolongation of the maritime agitation, which will last until 6 pm today. Waves on the north coast will be between 3 and 4 metres. ............  ...read more

Porto Santo ferry returns.

Porto Santo Ferry maintenance complete

The maintenance of the Porto Santo ferry, the “Lobo Marinho”, is almost complete according to its operator, Porto Santo Line, according to a video posted on Facebook. The ferry plans to leave the shipyards of Viana do Castelo on the mainland on January ............  ...read more

Flu. Safe tap water. Airport.

Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital Funchal

Flu outbreak continues

In the current flu (“gripe” locally) season, authorities in Madeira have reported seven hospitalisations due to influenza A. Of these, five have been discharged and two remain in intensive care. There have been two people, neither of whom had been vaccinated, ............  ...read more

Quinta Jardins do Lago. Euro high.

Quintas Jardins do Lago

Quinta Jardins do Lago among best hotels in the world

The Quinta Jardins do Lago in Funchal is the sole Portuguese hotel to feature in the top 25 in the world according TripAdvisor’s’ Travellers’ Choice 2018. It emerges as 22nd in the world ranking and described ............  ...read more

TAP strike. Café do Teatro closed.

TAP strike

TAP strike called for Carnival

The Portugal News reports that cabin crew from Portuguese flag carrier TAP are going on strike between 9 and 11 February and plan partial stoppages in March as they say they cannot come to an agreement with the management of the company about “violations of ............  ...read more

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