Rain still forecast for Funchal
All attention in Funchal turns to the weather forecast as New Year’s Eve approaches. The good news is that the poor weather that was originally forecast for News Year’s Eve has been pushed slightly out by the BBC (their forecast for Funchal opposite), and rain is now forecast for New Year’s Day. What has been unusual has been the recent spell of sunny days on the south coast – very good by December standards, but the temperatures have dropped overnight.
The bad news is that Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA, still has rain in their forecast (below) for Funchal on New Year’s Eve – there is a link to their website on the “Useful Links” tab above for up-to-date forecasts. The good news for travellers arriving over the next two days, and those out on the cruise ships for the firework display, is that Windguru does not predict any particularly strong winds or waves.
30.12.18: 20.00: The BBC forecast has been revised as pointed out in “Comments” – new detailed forecast published at 20.00pm Sunday, which wasn’t available earlier. The forecast below starts Monday afternoon:
31.12.18: 08.00: The Diario’s website is leading with a prediction of cloudy skies today and possible light rain tonight.