Poor weather returns? – again!

Spring fails to deliver

Poor weather graphic

The Diario reports that this first week of Spring does not bring matching weather to the Region. Poor weather, including the rain, which should reappear tomorrow, Tuesday, threatens to return and could compromise the next weekend, with forecasters awaiting it to be confirmed if will occur in a more significant way. In addition to the expected precipitation, strong winds should also be felt, especially between Wednesday and Thursday.

Also, air temperatures are not expected to be milder for now. In Funchal the minimums will continue as low as 15 degrees centigrade and the most extreme maximums will not exceed 21.0 C.

Examining the forecast models with regard to the Madeira Archipelago, Victor Prior, the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA regional delegate in Madeira, made it known this Monday that the weather “will be conditioned by the approach and passage of a frontal surface with low activity” during the 22nd, Tuesday, “and by the approach and passage of a frontal depression of moderate activity, during the 26th to 28th of March, Saturday to Monday”.

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After introducing the general forecast, according to the meteorologist, “periods of temporarily cloudy skies and the occurrence of periods of rain or showers are generally expected, especially this Tuesday and between Saturday and Monday, and in this period the showers may be occasionally strong, especially in mountainous regions”, he points out.

The wind is another climatic factor to take into account, especially in the middle of the week. Regarding air movement, this will be a week with “north or northwest wind, generally weak to moderate (10 to 35 km/h) and moderate to strong (25 to 45 km/h) with gusts of 70 km/h in the highlands, on the 23rd and 24th, Wednesday and Thursday.

The sea should also thicken again in the next few hours. Especially on the north coast, where this Tuesday and Wednesday the Northwest waves should present themselves with 3.0 to 3-5 m of significant height (6 to 7 metres of maximum height). On the south coast, the swell of the south quadrant should vary between 1.0 and 2.5 m.

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2 thoughts on “Poor weather returns? – again!”

    • Yes it’s because the jet stream has sunk that we are getting lovely weather in the UK right now. Sorry! You will have to huff and puff and blow it back up again but send it past the UK!! 🀣🀣


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