Rain, cold, snow and wind returns to the region

Get ready for the rain to return, which should be accompanied by a sharp drop in air temperature. The combination of these two factors may return the snow to the highest peaks of Madeira, which may also be affected by a strong wind, which should also strike the extremities of Madeira.

All of this should promise to change the weather in the Region between the end of tomorrow untill Saturday.

According to the regional delegate of the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) in Madeira, Victor Prior, the weather in the Archipelago of Madeira in this first week of February “will be essentially influenced by the joint action of the Aztic Anticyclone and the vast frontal depression to the west of the British Isles ”.

Thus, the forecast indicates that from the end of tomorrow, Tuesday, until the end of the morning on Wednesday, “the cold frontal surface approach and passage of low activity is expected, with periods associated with rain or showers, generally weak”. However, he adds that “as of the end of Wednesday, a secondary depression core should influence the weather in Madeira, with periods of rain or showers, occasionally moderate, until the 6th (Saturday) ” he said. .

He also says that from Wednesday to Thursday “a sharp drop in air temperature is expected, on the order of 3ºC to 4ºC in coastal regions and 5ºC to 6ºC in mountainous regions, associated with the invasion of polar air mass”. Cold that promises to remain, at least until Saturday, since as of this day “the air temperature should rise gradually”.

Significant cooling along with precipitation may result in a new ‘white blanket’ in the mountains of Madeira. Especially on Thursday and Friday, days with “conditions for the precipitation to be in the form of snow in the highest points of the island of Madeira”, confirm the meteorologist.

Victor Prior also draws attention to the wind, which on Friday and Saturday, ‘blowing’ from the north quadrant, “will be moderate (10 to 35 km / h), in coastal and strong regions (35 to 55 km / h) at the eastern and western ends and in the highlands ”.

From Diário Notícias