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Floods anniversary. EU calm threatened by Italy.

Madeira floods

Floods of 2010 remembered

Today sees the anniversary of the 2010 floods on the south coast of Madeira, which were a were the result of the extreme weather that affected the archipelago on February 20th. The rainfall, and consequent flooding, was associated with an active cold front and an Atlantic low-pressure area that was over the Azores and moved northeastwards on 19 February ..................read more

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Ferry, Ronaldo. Euro growth.

Ferry in Madeira

Ferry deadline extended

The vice-president of Madeira’s regional government, Pedro Calado, announced this week that the international call for bids to re-establish a ferry link between the island and mainland Portugal has been extended for 45 days. He explained that the extension to the latest deadline, which expired  last weekend, was because one of the potential bidders had asked ..................read more

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Body in bay. Air travel. Tunisia.

Body in bay

Body found in Funchal bay

The Maritime Police last night coordinated an operation to recover a body at the mouth of the ribeira de Santa Luzia at the easterly end of the bay of Funchal. The alert was given by telephone at just after 5.00pm  and an adult male body quickly detected. This was recovered by a vessel of the Captaincy of the Port of Funchal, landing at 6:15 pm at the Funchal ..................read more

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Carnival Video

Carnival Video

Struggling to find a good video of last night’s carnival parade in Funchal, so may replace this one later when more appear on YouTube

RTP Madeira have their usual highlights here.

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Grand Café. Carnival.

Grand Café

Grand Café opens

The new “Grand Café” opened its doors yesterday on the seafront in the centre of Funchal, in the  former TAP offices on the Avenida do Mar (below). The “Grand Café Penha d ‘Águia” deliberately lends its name from similarity-named establishments around the world – but wasn’t the Golden Gate previously known as “Grand ..................read more

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Weather….airport……update.

TAP A330

125km/h gusts recorded at airport

Looks like today is shaping up to be similar to yesterday, with strong winds and yet more rain out at the airport. Already two incoming flights and three departures have been officially cancelled, and I would guess that list will grow as the day progresses. Certainly nothing is moving so far.
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