Hot weather continues …

… yellow warning extended until Sunday

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The Diario reports that the hot and dry weather will continue in Madeira, at least until this coming Sunday.

The yellow warning that had been issued at the beginning of the week has just been extended until 5 pm on 12 July, Sunday, according to the latest update from the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA).

The high-temperature warning – especially the maximum, which has been approaching 30 degrees – was in effect until yesterday afternoon, but IPMA has decided to prolong the meteorological warning of hot weather for the South Coast and Mountainous Regions.

The hot weather has dominated the general forecast for this week in the archipelago of Madeira. This has essentially been under the influence of the Azores anticyclone, positioned to supply hot and dry air in the Region, according to the IPMA regional delegate in Madeira, Victor Prior, who forecast that by the end of the week the weather could present “In general, little cloudy sky in the coastal regions, especially on the south coast of Madeira and occasionally cloudy in the mountainous regions of Madeira and Porto Santo”.

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The meteorologist notes that the higher temperatures should be felt on the south coast of Madeira, while the relative humidity of the air may reach very low values ​​in the highlands.

Hot weather on the south coast

“On the south coast, in particular between Calheta and Funchal and in the surrounding areas, the maximum air temperature should vary between 27 and 30 degrees centigrade and the relative humidity in the mountainous regions will be low, temporarily below 30 per cent”, he notes.

With summertime now dominant, more tropical nights are expected (minimum temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius), especially in the coastal areas of the archipelago.

In the heat and low humidity, pay attention to the wind, which this Thursday and Friday can ‘blow’ hard, a mixture that can be ‘explosive’ in view of the risk of fire during the hot weather.

“The wind will generally be weak to moderate (10 to 30 km/h) from North/Northeast, and can be moderate to strong (30 to 40 km/h) on the 9th and 10th of July (Thursday and Friday ) in the highlands, at the eastern and western ends of Madeira Island and in Porto Santo”, he warns.

4 thoughts on “Hot weather continues …”

  1. We are hoping to arrive in Funchal next Friday to stay at the Carlton. Does anybody know if Irish Bar just over the road (Moynihans?) has opened again.

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