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While much of the island was basking in sunshine yesterday, rain moved into the south east of Madeira from around 3pm.

This rain intensified so much during the early evening, and was almost stationary over Machico, Santa Cruz, Gaula, Canico causing widespread flooding in the areas.

I find it amazing that no warnings were given for this rain, as I have not seen it that heavy for a while.

Eventually a yellow warning was put out, but most places had had the worst of the rain by this time.

Some photos from Facebook of the rain yesterday evening.

The sationary cloud over the East yesterday evening.