Madeira under orange warning until Monday for wind and sea agitation

The orange warning for maritime unrest on the island of Madeira has been extended until 3 pm on Monday, 30 November. According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), for the North Coast of Madeira and the island of Porto Santo, waves from the northwest of 5 to 7 meters are expected, reaching a maximum height of 10 to 12 meters.

On the south coast of Madeira, southwest waves between 5 and 10 meters high are planned.

As for mountainous regions, the orange warning is for wind that can reach gusts up to 120 km / h.

These adverse weather conditions stem from the ‘Clement’ depression, said the Regional Civil Protection Service, warning that the effects of the storm will continue until Wednesday.

During this period, heavy rain showers are forecast, accompanied by thunderstorms, as well as southwest wind with gusts that can reach 115 kilometers / hour in the high areas.

According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), the ‘Clement’ depression was formed during the 27th of November in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula and its effects will be felt essentially in the Madeira archipelago, worsening weather conditions starting today afternoon.

Following the warning of bad weather, the Captaincy of the Port of Funchal today issued a statement, in which it recommends that the owners or owners of the vessels take the necessary precautions so that they remain in the shelter ports.

From Diário Notícias

Anyone travelling to the island over the next couple of days should be prepared for delayed or cancelled flights. The wind is going to be very strong, and will exceed the landing limits at the airport.