Mobility subsidy payments restored

CTT - where Mobility subsidy payments have been restored

After several days of failures in the CTT (Portuguese Post Office) system that processes refunds relating to the social mobility subsidy to which Madeirans are entitled, had its functionality finally … Read more

Cruise ship docks early

but bad weather warning cancelled

the Marella Explorer which docked ahead of schedule yesterday afternoon in the Port of Funchal

JM reported yesterday afternoon that the Marella Explorer had docked ahead of schedule yesterday afternoon in the Port of Funchal, anticipating, due to the sea … Read more

More maritime unrest and more snow

‘Nelson’ depression will shape the weather in Madeira at Easter

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The Port Authority of Funchal, through the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere, once again extended the warning of … Read more

€26 m to promote tourism

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26 million to promote Madeira Tourism is the topic that makes the Diarios headline today. The program contract for 2024 and 2025, has been authorized by the Regional Government and … Read more

“Madeira could be Europe’s Singapore”

Caminho da Barreira

“Madeira could be Europe’s Singapore”

“Madeira could be Europe’s Singapore” is the claim that makes the Diario’s headline today. Carlos Baptista Lobo, president of the General Council of the recently created Portuguese Read more

Calheta cliffs: “work completed”

… haven’t we heard this before?

The Calheta City Council announced yesterday that work on the cliff overlooking the waterfront of the town of … Read more

Heavy Hailstorm Hits Gaula

Weather delivers a surprise – video

Surprise hailstorm in Gaula - video

A heavy hailstorm, accompanied by thunder, surprised the residents of Gaula yesterday according to a YouTube posting replicated on the Diario website – below. … Read more

Tourists hospitalised after ingesting cannabis

French couple admitted to Urgencia after eating cannabis cookies

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JM reports online that a man and a woman were, this morning, hospitalized due to an emergency, after poisoning themselves with … Read more

Portugal reaches 85 million overnight stays

Tourist stays continue to grow across Europe

Overnight stays continue to grow in Lisbon

Tourist overnight stays in the EU rose by 6.1% to 2.9 billion in 2023 according to The Portugal News earlier this month.

The … Read more

Dust cloud “engulfing” Portugal

Algarve badly affected

Dust cloud reported to be “engulfing” Portugal
The Portugal News

The Portugal News reported yesterday that a Saharan dust cloud continues to cross mainland Portugal, with air quality being particularly affected in the Algarve … Read more

Winter weekend forecast

Image of a Madeiran winter weekend
Shutterstock photo

The Madeira News website, with its automated news feed incorporating Google translate, has picked up unusually high numbers of reports concerning the ongoing spell of bad weather … Read more

Cruise taxes to follow Lisbon model

€2 per disemarkation from January 1, 2025

The announcement that tourist cruise tax for ships docking in Madeira makes headlines in this Saturday's Diario

The announcement that tourist cruise tax for ships docking in Madeira will follow the Lisbon model is the announcement that makes headlines in … Read more

easyJet flights released for next year

and new connection to Riga from October

easyJet - flights released for next year

easyJet has released details of next year’s flights – link opposite, whilst a new connection has been confirmed Madeira by AirBaltic – the … Read more

More weather warnings

Pico do Areeiro sees snowfall as sea disturbances threaten

Hail falls on Areeiro as weather warnings predicted

As forecast in the previous blog the weather warnings continue to predict a deterioration in conditions, with Pico do Areeiro beginning … Read more

Yet more rain forecast

Yellow warning for rain on the south coast from 11:00 am today

Rain in Funchal

The Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA has already predicted that today will continue with generally very cloudy skies, with … Read more

Man dies from choking

Recovery attempts fail and emergency services delayed

An illustration of the Heimlich madeouvre that would have saved a man after choking.

Heimlich manoeuvre: knowledge inadequate

FN reported yesterday that in Madeira, an individual recently died due to choking. While having dinner with his wife … Read more

More poor weather forecast

Yellow warnings for prolonged rough seas

More poor weather forecast - waves at Doca do Cavacas

The bad weather initially forecast for Madeira until Friday has generated more specific warnings from the National Maritime Authority and the Portuguese Weather Institute, … Read more

Hottest year in Funchal on record

New low-cost Iceland connection

Hottest year in Funchal on record makes headlines

The front page of this Wednesday’s Diario highlights the news that climate change and urbanization are causing temperatures to rise by 3 degrees. During the hottest … Read more

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