The strong wind at the Madeira International Airport has not yet allowed any landing in Santa Cruz since early morning. By 10:45 am, six passenger aircraft had already diverted, and the small ATR of Binter had been retained in Porto Santo. Apart from these commercial flights, neither the cargo plane or a small private jet were prevented from landing this morning at Madeira Airport.
The wind, with gusts recorded up to 78 kmh (9:30 am), with the average wind at the track reaching 47.5 kmh, is the cause of the inoperability of Madeira Airport.
Wind that already affected the movements of arrival during the day yesterday, late afternoon and early evening, caused 9 cancellations (5 arrivals and 4 departures).
After having given truce to the end of the night, it returned to ‘enrage’ during the dawn, being that since the dawn no airplane has landed. Meanwhile there are two other aircraft off the north coast of Madeira in the usual waiting pattern to land.
The result of the atmospheric setbacks is not even more punishing, because in the meantime there are flights that have already been reprogrammed for later, with the weather predicting that the wind will begin to slow down from the early afternoon.