Weather update. Red warning remains. Ribeiras cope well.

weather forecast

Weather forecast proves correct

Remarkably the weather forecast reproduced here last Thursday has proved entirely accurate. Various contributors queried the point of publishing forecasts so far in advance for this island, pointing out that warnings are regularly issued and then cancelled and that the ............  ...read more

Weather update. Public spaces closed. Red warning.

Bad weather

Bad weather sets in

The bad weather certainly seems to be setting in exactly as forecast. Heavy steady rain at the airport at 5.00am this morning, together with gusting winds, meant that the first flight – the usual 05.30 to Lisbon – was cancelled, although a later flight ............  ...read more

Weather warning returns

Weather warning from windguru

More poor weather forecast

The blog took a bit of stick for being the first to pick up last week on the adverse weather forecast for this week, but yesterday was pretty poor by any standards, and whilst the weather today has been quite pleasant, the next few days look anything but, according to wind guru…

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Floods anniversary. EU calm threatened by Italy.

Madeira floods

Floods of 2010 remembered

Today sees the anniversary of the 2010 floods on the south coast of Madeira, which were a were the result of the extreme weather that affected the archipelago on February 20th. The rainfall, and consequent flooding, was associated with an active cold front and ............  ...read more

Ferry, Ronaldo. Euro growth.

Ferry in Madeira

Ferry deadline extended

The vice-president of Madeira’s regional government, Pedro Calado, announced this week that the international call for bids to re-establish a ferry link between the island and mainland Portugal has been extended for 45 days. He explained that the extension to the ............  ...read more

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