Thunderstorms this morning?
The Regional Civil Protection Service issued an alert last night as the weather forecast worsened once again. The poor weather seems to have been going on for a while now – remarkable how accurate resident expert Jaime’s forecast was two weeks ago, way before anybody else had spotted it!
The alert is coordinated by the Relief Operations service together with the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA, which predicts that “associated with the cold frontal surface that should condition the weather until the end of today (11th, Sunday), periods of rain or occasional heavy showers are expected, accompanied by thunderstorms, especially during dawn on Sunday in the mountainous regions and on the south coast of the island of Madeira”, it stresses.
“In the same period, temporarily strong wind from the southwest, especially on the south coast and mountainous regions”, the alert says. “It is recommended to follow the meteorological warnings issued by IPMA”.
The showers should decrease in intensity and frequency from the beginning of this morning, however, there is still a possibility of thunderstorms throughout the period.
The wind will be moderate (25 to 35 km/h) from the southwest, becoming light to moderate (10 to 30 km/h) from the west quadrant from early morning, blowing moderate to strong (30 to 45 km/h ) in the highlands, with gusts of up to 90 km/h until early morning. A small rise in the minimum temperature is expected.
For the Funchal region, the same weather conditions are expected, namely, generally very cloudy skies, showers, a slight rise in temperature and the possibility of thunderstorms. In the capital, the wind will be moderate (25 to 30 km/h) from the southwest, becoming gradually weaker (less than 15 km/h) from the west quadrant from the morning onwards.
As for the sea state, on the north coast, expected waves are west-northwest with 2.5 to 3.5 metres, temporarily increasing to 3.5 to 4.5 metres. On the south coast, the waves will be west-southwest with 2.5 to 3 metres, temporarily increasing to 3.5 to 4.5 metres. The sea water temperature will be around 19/21ºC.
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Looking on the webcams the weather doesn’t look too bad. No obvious signs of thunderclouds at the moment.