Strong seas warning

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The Captaincy of the Port of Funchal issued a warning of strong seas yesterday afternoon.

In view of the data received from the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA, the captaincy warns in the usual statement that owners or shipowners of vessels should “take the necessary precautions in order to guarantee their safety”.

The weather forecast until 18:00 today (Sunday) is as follows: the wind will blow moderate to fresh, gradually decreasing to light to fair. Visibility will be good to moderate.

On the North Coast, the swell will be NW with waves of 2.5 to 3 metres, gradually increasing to 3.5 to 4 metres. On the South Coast, the waves will be less than 1 metre, gradually increasing to W 1 quadrant waves at 1.5 metres.

For this Sunday, IPMA predicts periods of very cloudy skies, presenting generally very cloudy until the beginning of the morning. Periods of rain, generally light, are also expected until mid-afternoon.

Storm Beatrice hits mainland Portugal

The Portugal News reports that whilst the archipelago is expreiencing strong seas, Storm Beatrice landed in Portugal yesterday, with the effects being felt across the country. The depression will remain on Portuguese soil until at least until today, October 23, with “sometimes strong and persistent rainfall, which may be accompanied by thunderstorms, and strong winds on the coast and highlands”. Beatrice was the name coined by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency.

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The rainy weather is set to continue. According to forecasts from the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), the week of October 24th to 30th will also be marked by “rainfall levels well above normal” throught the mainland. The forecast for Funchal for the coming week is no better:

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