Rally accident. Weather to become hotter.

Madeira Wine Rally stopped after accident

The Journal reports late this afternoon that the Madeira Wine Rally has been stopped due to an accident involving one car, a Citroën DS3 R5 being driven by João Silva / Vítor Calado. At this moment, the rescue teams are in place and have already been able to remove the pilots from the car. The injuries appear not to be serious, but pilot and co-pilot are on their way to the emergency rooms of Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, where they will be kept under observation. The biggest problem appears to have been the trip to emergency, as much of the access was barred with poorly parked vehicles.

Sunday: The second stage of the race is going ahead today, starting in Câmara de Lobos this morning.

Higher temperatures forecast

A Yellow Alert has been issued by the Civil Protection, with temperatures forecast to rise on Sunday afternoon. This is currently in effect until tomorrow night.

The Diario website this afternoon (Sunday) reports that, according to the information published on the website of the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), the highest temperature that has been recorded today in Madeira was at the Alto peak (in the middle of the Ecological Park of Funchal) which registered 32.3ºC at 13.00pm .
Also above 30ºC this afternoon are: Quinta Grande (Câmara Lobos) with 31.8ºC, Monte (Funchal) with 31ºC, Santo da Serra (Machico) with 30.6ºC and Lombo da Terça (São Vicente) with 30.4°C.
Santana is the coolest area on the island, with a temperature of 23ºC. On the island of Porto Santo, thermometers raed 25ºC, which is lower than you would have thought.

1 thought on “Rally accident. Weather to become hotter.”

  1. Hot Weather alert is “laranja” – Orange, one level above Yellow, one below Red, max. Until 18:00 tomorrow, slightly warmer than today!

    Then temps returning to “normal”….

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