More poor weather forecast
Following up on the last blog, which turned out to be remarkably accurate, I am afraid to say that the same sources predict a poor week ahead – BBC weather app forecast is below again. What was unusual just recently was the temperature and humidity at this time of year, despite it being overcast. It did freshen a little yesterday in Funchal.
Six metre waves possible
At the same time as writing the above the Diario has just reported that the regional maritime authority has warned of worsening weather conditions at sea and in coastal areas over the weekend. They forecast that the period from today (Saturday) until Tuesday “is considered a risk”, with strong winds and waves of up to six metres on the north coasts of both both Madeira and Porto Santo .The authority recommends pedestrians avoid walks along the water line and surf zones.
Valley of the Nuns
The Diario also reports today that the Curral das Freiras Parish Council has begun delivery of 500 kg of rat poison to farmers of Curral das Freiras in collaboration with the Municipality of Câmara de Lobos. This initiative is intended to help local farmers “de-rat” their farmland.
Two boats caught breaking marine wildlife rules
The “Vigilantes da Natureza”, which is associated with Parque Natural da Madeira, have recently observed two maritime tourism vessels operating in the area of Funchal that were infringing the rules on the observation of marine vertebrates. The vigilantes found that the performance of the vessels was not addressed pursuant to the Regional Legislative Decree covering the Regulation of the observation of marine vertebrates. Whales, dolphins and many other species have been protected by law in Madeira since 1986 and boat operators have to adhere to a strict ode of conduct. If anybody knows the exact rules it would be interesting?