Hot weather warning

… extended until Thursday

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The Diario reports that temperatures have already risen to 30 degrees between Funchal and Calheta, and the newspaper says that the hot weather is here to stay – at least until Thursday, according to IPMA, the Portuguese “Met Office”, who have extended the yellow warning due to the hot weather in Madeira.

The persistence of high temperature values, especially the maximum, has led to the extension of the yellow warning until the late afternoon of July 9, next Thursday. Mountainous regions and the southern coast of Madeira Island are under the yellow warning.

Weather has been hotter above 500 metres

At the ‘solar noon’ – around 2 pm – the highest maximum temperatures were recorded that yesterday were very close to reaching 30 degrees centigrade.

Prazeres (29.8ºC), Quinta Grande (29.6ºC) and Pico Alto (29.1ºC) were the IPMA meteorological stations in the Madeira Archipelago where the air temperature was highest.

Santa Cruz/Aeroporto (28.6ºC) and Monte (28.2ºC) followed. Also consistent with the yellow warning for hot weather were the temperature values ​​already recorded in Ponta do Sol/Lugar de Baixo (27.8ºC), Funchal/Observatory (27.0ºC), in Bica da Cana (26.8ºC), in Chão do Areeiro (26.6ºC) and Pico do Areeiro (26.2ºC).

Although not covered by the current yellow warning, on the north coast of Madeira, where the sky was mostly cloudy, São Vicente (25.4ºC) had the highest air temperatures on Monday. Further north, the maximum in Porto Santo was 24.3ºC.

It should be noted that the entire network of meteorological stations – including 20 stations: 18 in Madeira, Porto Santo and Selvagens – air temperatures registered values ​​above 20 degrees, with the lowest maximum recorded in Santo da Serra (20.5ºC). The full IPMA forecast for the next 9 days is below (there is a permanent link to their website on the “Useful Links” tab above.:

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