Madeira Airport conditioned due to bad weather


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Traffic at Madeira Airport was limited today due to bad weather, and no flights had landed by 11:30, according to ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal.

According to the information available on the ANA website, which manages the airports, the first four flights of the morning from Lisbon, Porto and Porto Santo – three operated by TAP and one by Binter – were canceled.

The remaining flights scheduled to arrive in the region by 12:00 were delayed, with landings expected throughout the afternoon.

On the departures side, three flights took off in the morning and five were canceled.

The south coast and mountainous regions of the island of Madeira are today under an orange weather warning, the second most serious on a scale of three, due to the forecast of rain and strong wind, according to the IPMA.

Mainland Portugal and the Autonomous Region of Madeira are being affected by depression Irene, with strong winds, heavy rain and sea turbulence until the end of the day on Wednesday.

The orange warning for rain is in force until 3pm today and for wind until 12pm, with gusts of 120 kilometers per hour forecast for the south coast and mountainous areas and 90 kilometers per hour for the north coast.

The IPMA has also placed the south coast under an orange warning due to sea turbulence, with waves of five to 5.5 meters expected, with a maximum height of up to 10 meters between 09:00 and 15:00 today. The warning will change to yellow between 15:00 today and 12:00 on Wednesday.

The island of Porto Santo is under a yellow warning for heavy rain (until 15:00 today), wind (until 18:00 today) and sea turbulence (until 12:00 on Wednesday).

The IPMA issues an orange warning whenever there is a “meteorological situation of moderate to high risk, and a yellow warning when there is a risk situation for certain activities dependent on the meteorological situation.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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