Persistent rain and strong wind today
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Warnings for persistent rain and strong wind
The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) has placed Madeira under yellow and orange warnings this Thursday, February 8th for persistent rain and strong wind – confirming posts here earlier in the week.
On the North Coast between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm a yellow warning will be in force for strong winds. This will be from the southwest with gusts of up to 80 km/h.
On the South Coast, between noon today and midnight on Friday, persistent rain is expected, sometimes heavy, with a yellow warning for precipitation in force. The same happens with the wind, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, with gusts of up to 80 km/h.
In mountainous regions, the weather will worsen from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with an orange alert for persistent and sometimes heavy precipitation. Porto Santo will be under yellow warning for winds with gusts of up to 80km/h.
IPMA predicts periods of rain for Madeira, which will be persistent and sometimes heavy from the afternoon onwards, especially in the highlands.
The wind will be moderate to strong (25 to 45 km/h) from the southwest, with gusts of up to 80 km/h, and strong to very strong (40 to 60 km/h) in the highlands of Madeira Island, with gusts of up to 110 km/h, starting in the morning.
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