Yellow weather warning covers three days

Strong wind and sea turbulence from tomorrow

Automated feed and translate website madeiraisland.news has picked up that both local newspapers have reported that Madeira and Porto Santo will be under yellow warning on the north coast and Porto Santo due to strong wind and sea turbulence, on the south coast and mountainous regions due to the wind. The yellow warnings have been issued by the Portuguese Weather Institute  (IPMA) who said that the gusts may reach 80 km/h and at sea the waves will be 4 to 5 metres. Wind warnings come into force first, and in the mountainous regions they start at 9:00 pm tomorrow. On the North, South and Porto Santo coasts they come into force at midnight tomorrow. All extend until 6:00 pm on Friday. As for the sea turmoil, this is only in force on the north coast and Porto Santo, will be under warning from 3:00 am on Thursday for a period of 24 hours.

Today the weather does not raise any yellow warnings from IPMA, who forecast periods of cloudy skies, light rain showers, especially in the northern and highlands and light to moderate winds from the northern quadrant, being moderate to strong until mid-morning, blowing hard (40 to 50 km/h) and sometimes gusting to 70/80 km/h in the highlands and far east of Madeira until mid-morning. In Funchal, forecasts are for periods of overcast skies, not excluding the possibility of light showers. The wind will be a light breeze, less than 15 km/h. Temperatures will be a maximum of 22ºC and a minimum of 16ºC.

Potential bad weather was first forecast here yesterday. There is a link to the latest wind conditions at the airport on the sidebar here. The windfinder forecast this morning is below

2 thoughts on “Yellow weather warning covers three days”

  1. Looking at windy.com and windguru it looks like the wind direction will be from the north or north-east, basically along the runway rather than across it. Fingers crossed flights will not be affected too much.

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