Armada approaches!

Thirteen cruise ships jockey for position

Armada of cruise ships approac FunchalThanks to Jaime for sending in the attached graphic from earlier this morning, with a headline “the Armada approaches”: He still makes it 13 … Read more

Ronaldo arrives this afternoon …

… on his mother’s birthday

Ronaldo with his mother Delores AveiroThe Diario notes that Dolores Aveiro, the mother of Cristiano Ronaldo, celebrates today 65 years of life. The matriarch of “Clan” Aveiro marks another anniversary … Read more

Yellow warning continues

New Year’s Eve sees a high-temperature warning

Funchal south coastThe local press reports that the south coast of Madeira remains under yellow alert until 6:00 pm today, due to the high temperatures. … Read more

Minor injuries in basket sledge crash

Descent from Monte in a toboggan ends in an accident

Minor injuries in basket sledge crash 9Various sources report that four people (five on FN’s website) have suffered minor injuries today following the crash this afternoon … Read more

Series of fires on the island

Hot weather to continue

Series of fires on the island 15As the year draws to a close the prevalent news stories seem to concern series of minor fires that have been breaking out in different locations … Read more

Lido now open tomorrow …

… due to the very good weather!

Lido now open tomorrow ... 25The Diario reports that Frente MarFunchal, the organisation that manages most of the seafront facilities in Funchal, has just issued a short announcement … Read more

New Year’s Eve weather

Weather forecasts look good

Jet stream indicates good New Year's Eve weather in FunchalNew Year’s Eve weather

Resident weather expert Jaime has risked his 100% record and predicts near-perfect weather for the New Year’s celebrations in Funchal – fine, … Read more

Big clean-up planned

New Year’s Day will see a small army of municipal workers

Municipal workers clean-up Funchal streetsFunchal City Council sent a press release to newsrooms detailing that, on New Year’s Day 2020, the work of … Read more

Appeal for missing dog …

… reward raised to €450

Moynihan’s Irish Bar has raised the reward for finding their missing dog to €450. Link to Sinead’s Facebook page below.

Reward poster for missing dogRead more

Boxing Day on the beach

Praia Formosa popular in the sunshine

The Diario reports that dozens of people enjoyed a sunny Praia Formosa, where a few dozen enjoyed a Boxing Day swim Boxing Day swim in Funchal. The day was reminiscent of summer, with the maximum … Read more

More total turnarounds sought

“Different way of looking at cruise ships”

Vice President at Madeira Airport during total turnround operationIn a commendable move to attract more visitors to the island as tourism falters in Madeira, the Vice President of the Regional Government, … Read more

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