Fire risk closes roads and parks

Leisure areas closed as temperatures rise

JM reports that the Institute of Forests and Nature Conservation closed the leisure areas on the Areeiro / Eira do Serrado Forest Road, for … Read more

New portable Radar

New device aimed at urban environments

New Radar equipment

The Diario reports that the PSP Police have taken delivery of new portable Radar equipment which is designed to operate in an urban environment. … Read more

A good year for grapes

Harvest starts early this year

Estreito de Câmara de Lobos - hillside covered in grapes

JM report that the grape production in the Madeira archipelago is expected to reach 4,200 tonnes this year, a figure higher than last year, which … Read more

Hot weather warning extended

Orange warning until Thursday

Hot weather warning - thermometer showing 30 degrees

The Diario reports that the Portuguese “Met Office”, IPMA, has extended their yellow warning, which originally lasted until today, until Thursday, and upgraded it to … Read more

Mega yacht in Funchal

‘Solemates’ makes brief stopover

mega yacht "Solemates"

JM report online that the port of Funchal late yesterday afternoon received the mega yacht ‘Solemates’.

The luxury vessel arrived from Gibraltar on a stopover with … Read more

Hot weather until Tuesday

Yellow warning continues as temperature reaches 29 degrees

Hot weather warning from IPMA

The Diario reports that the prolonged hot weather seen over the last three days will last at least until Tuesday, August 25. … Read more

More flights from September

142 flights per week next month

More flights headline

The Diario’s front page today leads with a report on more flights arriving in the Region next month.

The Region is expecting 142 flights … Read more

Serious accident in Funchal

5 young people injured this morning

Photo of the car involved in the accident

JM reports that five young people (four girls and one boy), aged between 18 and 25, suffered a “spectacular” accident on Rua do Comboio, … Read more

Dia da Cidade do Funchal

Public holiday in Funchal today

Funchal City Hall and Colegio Church

Today, August 21, is a public holiday in Funchal, as the city celebrates its “Dia da Cidade”. Those few visitors that are on the island … Read more

Portugal given travel corridor

Madeira finally quarantine-free for visitors returning to the UK

As previously forecast here earlier today Portugal, including Madeira has finally just been granted a quarantine free travel corridor with the … Read more

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