Both the BBC Weather App and IPMA, the Portuguese “Met Office” agree that the outlook is not too brilliant until Sunday. Hopefully both weather forecasts will prove incorrect for the sake of those visiting this week.
A slow-moving depression, centred between Madeira and the Azores, is responsible for this poor weather, and the latest forecast predicts periods of heavy rain and showers, possibly accompanied by thunderstorms between midnight tonight (Tuesday) and midday tomorrow. During this 12-hour period, the island will be on an orange warning (the second most serious on a scale of four), applicable to the mountainous regions and the south coast of Madeira and the island of Porto Santo.
Madeira Island Ultra Trail
The men’s 115km “Ultra” race was won in just over 13 hours by Francois D’Haene, whilst the women’s was completed in 16 hours 30 minutes by Andrea Huser. Both were well clear of second place. There is an interview with D’Haene, who apparently dominated the second half of the race, here.
YouTube coverage below, but with different finishing times to the official MIUT website quoted above?