Madeira has been placed on Orange alert for strong winds gusting up to 120kmph in places. This warning will start at Midday Tuesday and run till 6am Wednesday. Madeira is also on yellow alert for rain sometimes heavy in places. This again is for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The image below shows the bad weather heading east.
Madeira has been placed on red alert for wind over much of the island,especially higher ground and orange alert round the coasts. Also orange alert for heavy rain along the south coast and bad sea conditions.
Flights to Madeira have either been canceled or diverted to other locations, a few flights have managed to land though. There is no rain yet but the wind is strong and gusty.
The sea has spectacular waves of 5-6 meters along the south coast and with high tide due at 8.33 pm, I expect some damage or places on the coast will suffer from flooding.
The rain due later is expected to be heavy especially over higher ground with the worst period being between 9pm – 3am but the amount of rain is expected to be 20-30% less than what fell on the 20th February 2010.