Many thanks to Jon for this angle on the weather situation :
WELL, having wiped the crystal ball free of condensation I can now see some sunshine for us for the next two days, albeit slightly cool at a mere 15*c!
And at last the diverted stray aircraft and sorry sunseekers, barred from landing here by low cloud, are now arriving from Porto Santo and the Canaries – just in time methinks:
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the canaries from (I believe) this evening and overnight, as the intense low that largely slipped to the south of us (phew) tracks directly overhead over their Islands, lingering a while in the morning bringing them intense rainfall……
HOWEVER (but) I can indeed see some more heavy rain with moderate winds arriving here on Madeira from next Saturday for some x5 days or so… heavy rain from the S/SW initially on Saturday, then veering SW on Sunday then NE for a VERY wet indeed (and cool 14*c) Monday, easing orft through Tues and Wed…….sorry!
I blame the (unusual) current U.K. weather situation for our current wet weather (now turning colder also) as it is forcing the Atlantic depressions down over the Azores, us and the Canaries etc…….we may escape the worst if the U.K weather systems persist/intensify and push the lows even further south – certainly they’ve got at least another x10 days/nights of sub zero N’ly flows forecast – but don’t bank on it = it’s only my forecast and it could change IF the current U.K. weather system does, it could even get better!
Some Portuguese International and Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:
World class industrial architecture refurbishment
The restoration of ‘The old butter factory’ in the Calheta district of Madeira has been published on ‘ArchDaily’ which ............