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Orange Weather Warning

Madeira will be placed under an orange warning for rain across the north and south of the island, tomorrow the 30th of November.

According to the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), the warning will come into effect between 6:00 am and 12:00 pm, in the westernmost part of the archipelago, there will be periods of rain or showers that are sometimes heavy and accompanied by thunderstorms.

For the period between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., a yellow warning is in effect.

In view of IPMA’s forecasts, the Regional Civil Protection Service issued a statement this afternoon with the following recommendations:

“Whenever possible, avoid travel to areas affected by this type of weather situation.

Do not drive through areas with dilapidated buildings, due to the risk of landslides.

Pay attention to the assembled structures (scaffolding, awnings, tents, roofs), which may be affected by stronger gusts of wind, as well as possible falling trees.

Adopt a defensive driving, reducing speed and being especially careful with the possible formation of water sheets;

Ensure the clearance of rainwater drainage systems and the removal of aggregates and other objects that may be dragged or create obstacles to the free flow of water;

The risks represented, with these conditions, by car and walking routes, especially in mountainous areas, exposed slopes, and coastal areas, so special care is advised in activities during the period in which the warning is in force

Damage to mounted or suspended infrastructure;

Be aware of the weather information and the indications of the Civil Protection and Security Forces.”

Porto Santo is under a yellow warning.

Stay safe.

Samantha Gannon

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