Strong wind at Madeira Airport

By TPN/Lusa, in Islands · 26-03-2021 12:50:00 · 0 Comments

Air traffic at Madeira Airport - Cristiano Ronaldo, in Funchal, is today being affected by the strong winds, having diverted two planes, of the few scheduled

“So far (10:25) two flights have diverged. Today there are few scheduled flights, only six”, the airport source told Lusa News Agency.

According to the same source, the strong wind affected the flight of Binter Canarias, which ensures air connections between the two inhabited islands of the archipelago, scheduled for 08:50 and which failed to land in Madeira and returned to Porto Santo.

The same happened with an easyJet aircraft, from Porto, with a landing scheduled for 09:05, which returned to its origin.

At Madeira Airport, four other landings are scheduled, namely two TAP flights from Lisbon (11:45 and 22:15), one from Binter to Porto Santo (18:20) and another from easyJet from Lisbon, at 19:40.

The Madeira archipelago will be starting today with yellow warning due to the forecast of rain, sometimes heavy and accompanied by thunder, and wind, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA).

According to the IPMA, the archipelago will be under yellow warning because of the rain between 9:00 am today and 9:00 pm on Sunday.

The archipelago will also be under yellow warning between 09:00 and 18:00 today due to the forecast of strong northeast wind, with gusts up to 95 km/h.

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