Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The most probable cause of the fire is from a cigarette being thrown from someone at the hotel.
The mountainous regions of Madeira are now under yellow warning due to strong wind forecast with gusts of around 100 kilometers per hour, said the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).
According to IPMA, mountainous regions of Madeira are on yellow warning, the third most serious of a four-scale, due to strong wind forecast today between 10:00am and 06:00am on Thursday .
It is certainly very strong in Caniço de Baixo, but I do not think to many problems at the airport. I believe the easyjet flight from Lisbon returned back to Lisbon.
The IPMA also issued a yellow warning for the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo due to the forecast of strong sea waves with northwest of waves 4-5 meters between 18:00 and midnight.
A magnitude 3.9 earthquake on the Richeter scale occurred in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday in the sea just off the siuth coast of Madeira, and was felt by some people living on the island.
According to the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere, the event was registered at the 1:17 a.m., 10 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean, at a distance of approximately 100 kilometers from Funchal.
Despite of mild to moderate intensity, the earthquake was felt by some islanders who admit having seen a slight vibration for a few seconds.