A 30-year-old tourist risked his life this afternoon by walking along the rock wall of the pier of Câmara de Lobos, while the sea still raged from the effects of Storm Oscar. In front of the incredulous gaze of onlookers, the man traversed the knife-edge rocks only to be engulfed…
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Storm Oscar brought unprecedented levels of rain, with Areeiro recording levels of 604 millimetres per m2.
As of 16:30 today, 35 incidents had been recorded in the municipality of Câmara de Lobos due to the high rainfall caused by Storm Oscar. Three families also had to flee their homes.
The Civil Protection has issued a statement confirming that in the last 24 hours, a total of 163 occurrences, resulting from Storm 'Oscar' mobilised 168 teams and 436 operational staff.
A group of foreigners ignored the closed gates and decided to investigate the Garajau beach despite the unfavourable sea conditions and driving rain.
Today's rain has exceeded red-level warning limits in three mountainous areas overlooking the city of Funchal, said the Regional Delegate of the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), Victor Prior.
A predicted, storm Oscar has made itself known across the island today and will continue to do so tomorrow.
The Institute of Forests and Nature Conservation (IFCN) reported today that all the regions classified hiking trails will be closed due to adverse weather conditions.
The Civil Protection Service of Madeira today issued recommendations to the population due to the arrival of Depression Oscar. The archipelago is on a red alert for 24 hours, from 15:00 hours on Monday.
The Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA) has placed the Madeiran archipelago under a ‘red’ weather warning from 3 pm tomorrow (5th June) afternoon due to Depression Oscar. This depression will greatly influence weather conditions from Monday afternoon until Tuesday. The weather is expected to lead to landslides, flash floods,…
So with all the death and disaster we have had on Madeira's coastline over the last couple of weeks it is not surprising that two tourists decided to be incredibly stupid and brave the waves at Praia Formosa.
A body was found today in the Faial coastal area, located on the north coast of Madeira. The authorities were promptly called after an alert was given at 12:47, and a SANAS Madeira team, including a lifeguard, carried out the retrieval of the corpse which was lying in a difficult to access area in Foz da Ribeira do Faial.
The search for the missing Army man was abandoned due to bad weather this afternoon, without having found any evidence of the victim.
Tow tourists caused consternation among bystanders while they embarked on a dangerous rock climb along the waterfront in Porto Moniz.
Due to heavy rainfall a rockfall on the road connecting Garajau and Caniço caused concern among residents.