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Strong wind expected from the afternoon could well affect flights in and out of the airport today. The whole island is on Yellow alert for strong winds from the afternoon, with gusts up to 100km over the mountain zones, here will also be periods of rain and this will increase and become heavy during late evening. Strong seas are also forecast especially on the north of the island, where waves can be between 4-5 meters.

Not looking great for the carnival later in Funchal, and other places like Canico, which is a shame after all this good weather we have had.

The carnival parade of Caniço, scheduled for today and organised by the local Parish Council, is already in greater numbers than in 2018, with 13 troupes and more than 1100 revellers “in a carnival procession that will animate the center of Caniço and starts at 4 pm.