Yellow alert for hot weather. Holiday

Yellow alert for whole archipelago all day

Yellow alert for hot weather. Holiday 1The Journal online reports that the whole Region has been on yellow alert since 6:48 this morning due to the persistence of high maximum temperatures. This coincides with a Portuguese public holiday, with All Saints Day commemorating the dead. Traditionally many people spend the day honouring the dead by cleaning graves and placing flowers. Many bake sweet cakes with cinnamon or serve chestnuts and wine outdoors.

With November 1st falling on a Friday this year many locals will be enjoying a long weekend in the humid weather associated with the ” summer of São Martinho”, which is two to three weeks earlier than usual this year. A word of warning, however – in local folklore it is normally followed by a rainy spell.

The alert due to the hot weather currently remains until 21:00 hours today. A slight rise in the maximum temperature will be recorded, which will be 26ºC, while the minimum temperature will be 21ºC in both Madeira and Porto Santo.

The Portuguese Weather Institute forecasts for Madeira, for this Friday, some high cloud. Wind will generally be light (less than 20 km/h) from the east, turning to the north quadrant in the afternoon, blowing moderate to strong (20 to 40 km/h) in the highlands until late morning.

In Funchal, the sky will also be cloudy with high clouds and the wind will be light (less than 15 km/h). As for the state of the sea on the north coast, the waves will be northwest from 1.5 to 2 metres, gradually decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres. On the south coast, the waves will be 1 to 1.5 metres from the southwest. The sea temperature will be around 23 degrees.

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