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Friday, October 24, 2014

Who was flying to Madeira last Monday...

A great video doing the rounds on Facebook and other social sites. The footage was taken Monday 20th October 2014, show landings and attempted landings at Madeira airport, Its was the back end of the storm that hit us over the weekend, and was a pretty windy day leading to 14 flights being diverted, and others cancelled. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hot weather continues

Madeira has been placed in orange alert due to high temperatures. Yesterday saw the hottest day since 1949 with a temperature if 35.3 recorded in Lugar de Baixo.
The alert will remain in place till 21.00 Friday .  Temperature today will see a maximum of 32 degrees.

Monday, October 20, 2014

14 Planes Diverted. Heat is on..

Strong winds in Santa Cruz today led to 14 aircraft being diverted to Porto Santo, Canary Islands or returning to airport of origin. 
The Porto Santo Ferry also cancelled the sailing today due to strong seas affecting 187 passengers.

The weather has settled down a lot this evening with the yellow alerts being lifted at 1pm this afternoon.

More settled weather to enjoy for the coming days.

Just a quick update to the crazy weather we have had over the last couple of days. Tuesday and Wednesday could see temperatures hit 30 degrees, a yellow warning has been put in place for this increase in temperature. The warning is in place from 11am Tuesday - 23.59 Wednesday. 

Cancer Run

Nice video of the cancer charity event on Friday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Another great photo that you just don't find on other blogs.
This photo of a mini tornado was captured today by Sergio Bettencourt at Calheta.

Click the image to enlarge.

Chestnut Festival.

Almost into November which can only mean one thing, Chestnut Festival (Festa da Castanha)

The festival is held in the Nun Valley (Curral das Freiras) on the 1st & 2nd November.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wet day ahead.

There is a weather alert out for Sunday. Heavy downpours accompanied by thunderstorms for the whole day. The alert is in place from 1am Sunday through to 7am Monday.


Madeira has now been placed on red alert in the mountain regions between 6am and noon tomorrow (Sunday) the rest of the island is on orange alert due to expected heavy rain. Winds will also be strong, as to the ocean waves especially on the north coast.


Well it has certainly turned out to be a wet day 
The rain hasn't stopped from when it started yesterday evening and continuous thunder and lighting. 

2 planes at the airport have been diverted easy jet from Lisbon returned to Lisbon and transavia from Lyon to Porto then on to Madeira,  returned back to Porto. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Walk for Cancer

Tomorrow Friday 17 October, there will be a walk for cancer. 

The fund raising event will start at 6pm outside the Sé Cathedral, both men and women are invited to take part, and please purchase one of the Tee Shirts that cost 2.50 euros, from various outlets, listed on the flyer below.

I know many of my Ex-Pat friends will be taking part, so hope you all have a good time and want to see you in your Tee Shirts.

Photos below of my friends all doing their bit for cancer.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Monday I took a trip out to Fanal.

A truly magical place, and somewhere most tourists miss out on.

Our photos from the day can be seen on FLICKR

Enjoy the video's below....

The old trees at Fanal / Madeira from Mingan Gray Wolf on Vimeo.