For any visitors looking to walk along the coastal walk or walking in the mountains, basically - don't
Forecast strong wind, rough seas and rain…cause yellow, orange and red weather alerts for Madeira.
“The Portuguese Institute of Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA) today placed under red warning, the most serious of a scale of four, mountainous regions of Madeira because of the forecast wind and heavy rainfall”.
“The red notice, which represents a ‘weather situation of extreme risk’, strong wind to mountain regions = with gusts that could reach 130 km / hour = will prevail today between 21:00 and 02:59 on Wednesday – recently extended from Midnight to 03:00hrs”.
The Yellow warning is valid for predicted rainfall on the south coast and the Orange warning is valid for the sea state, on the south coast – big waves!
Above Yellow and Orange warnings valid from 12:00hrs (noon) today until 18:00hrs (6 p.m.) tomorrow.
Obviously precautions are needed if/when travelling to the mountains or venturing close to the sea – DON’T!
The sea in Funchal has a huge swell and is crashing up very high. Take care...