The Funchal Port Captaincy reinforced early this Sunday evening the warnings of bad weather at sea, namely updating the situation for strong sea turbulence, poor visibility at sea and very strong wind.
The press release states that the Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute (IPMA) received the general weather situation (wind and sea) for the waterfront till 6 pm tomorrow, 16 December, for the Madeira Archipelago.
Thus, the wind will be blowing from the north-west, cool to very cool, sometimes strong, being from the west quadrant at the beginning, increasing to strong to very strong from late in the evening.
Visibility will be moderate to poor, sometimes poor, gradually becoming good to moderate from late evening.
The ripple on the North Coast will have waves from 3 to 4.5 meters from the Northwest, gradually increasing to 6 to 7.5 meters, while on the South Coast the waves will be from 1 to 2 meters from the Southwest, gradually increasing to 2 to 4 meters.
Therefore, the Funchal Harbor Captaincy recommends that shipowners take the necessary precautions to ensure that they remain in the harbours.
Thanks to Jaap and Yvon Willembakker for this great photo of the visible bad weather approaching at sunset, photo taken from Estreito da Calheta.