This morning 2,723 electrical discharges were recorded within a radius of 100 km of Madiera and Porto Santo.
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New Year's Eve is expected to be marked by periods of rain, the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA) said today, stressing that the probability is in the order of 70 to 90%.
Madeira will be placed under an orange warning for rain across the north and south of the island, tomorrow the 30th of November.
Madeira was under an orange warning today due to heavy rain until 3 p.m. Victor Prior, Director of the Funchal Meteorological Observatory of the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), told newspapers this morning that the situation "could de-escalate."
Victor Prior, director of IPMA's Funchal Meteorological Observatory, confirmed to local media outlets this morning that there has been a significant change in previously predicted weather patterns.
The Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea has placed Madeira under a yellow weather warning for rain from midday on Friday to midnight on Saturday. Downpours are expected and may be accompanied by thunderstorms.
Bearing in mind that heavy rain is forecast for this weekend, the urban cleaning services of Funchal City Council, have over the last couple of days, been inspecting rivers and streams, and clearing them if necessary.
The Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), has placed the Madeira Archipelago under a yellow warning for rain between 12 pm and 9 pm tomorrow, Sunday the 3rd of April.
The Regional Civil Protection Service announced this afternoon that the south coast of Madeira, the mountainous regions and Porto Santo will be placed under orange and yellow warnings for heavy rain and thunderstorms between 00:00 and 15:00 on Sunday, due to the passage of a frontal depression, which is expected to hit the autonomous Region of Madeira early tomorrow morning.
The last time it was this cold in March was on the 11th of March 1972, when average temperatures dropped to 7.7 degrees, says Madeiran delegate of the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), Vitor Prior. The only other recording of unseasonal low temperatures (7.4 degrees) was on the 14th of February 1981.
This morning, a landslide in the area of Colmeal in Curral das Freias activated the fire brigade. No major damage occurred but the road was blocked and needs cleaning. Apart from boulders coming down on a road, heavy rain can force cars off the road and even push then into…
According to the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), the Madeira archipelago has been placed under a yellow alert from 12:00 - 18:00 tomorrow (21.11) due to heavy rainfall.
As of tomorrow afternoon, Thursday the 22nd of April, the weather is set to deteriorate as depression Lola begins to make her presence felt. Wind intensity will become moderate to strong, with gusts up to 80 km/h expected in mountainous, eastern, and western regions of the island.
Victor Prior, the Regional Delegate of the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), has issued a statement, saying that bad weather will affect the island again from Wednesday, although he was quick to point out that the weather conditions will not be as severe as last weekend.
A power surge at the 60 KV transport line between Calheta and Funchal causing damage to the Vitória Thermal Power Station system last night, left approximately 230,000 energy users sitting in the dark.