Portugal: resident Brits up 111%

Huge increase in residency applications

The British Government’s notices to its citizens resident in Portugal have appeared everywhere recently, especially online, whether in a podcast by the Economist magazine, in … Read more

New measures approved

Only the fireworks escape restriction – full details

Miguel Albuquerque announcing new measures
Miguel Albuquerque

JM reports that the Government Council, meeting in plenary session yesterday, approved the resolution that embodies the measures announced the … Read more

6 metre waves warning!

waves at doca do cavacas

The Diario reports that the Captain of the Port of Funchal has extended further the warning o heavy sease, particularly on the north coast, where waves could reach a height … Read more

More rain and snow forecast today

“Cold” weather mass dominates

The Diario reports that according to the forecast of the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA, today will see periods of heavy clouds and rain in Madeira … Read more

Snow closes roads

Pico do Areeiro road closed by police

snow in mountains

JM reports that roads in the inland mountainous regions of Madeira have been closed due to the forecast snowfall, arriving exactly as predicted. … Read more

New measures confirmed

New COVID-19 measures announced for Madeira

The President of the Autonomous Region has completed his much-publicised address to Madeirans ahead of the festive season, outlining the actions taken so far … Read more

New Machico webcam

… just gone live

Machico webcam

Thanks to Maurice for a heads-up about a new webcam that has just gone live in Machico in the last 24 hours.

At the moment it … Read more

COVID-19: yet more schools succumb

Yesterday’s worrying trend continues

In a rather alarming trend, there are more reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at schools in Madeira this morning, following on from the extended report here yesterday … Read more

COVID-19: more school outbreaks

Monday morning sees numerous cases

Francisco Franco School

Reports of outbreaks of COVID-19 and associated confinements in various schools on the island seem to be coming thick and fast this morning.

  • Twelve employees
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Poor weather on the way?

… forecast for later this week

Weather turning to possible snow on the mountains

The Diario leads on a story that a couple of readers have sent in, with the weather predicted to decline later this week. The … Read more

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