On Wednesday 2nd May 2007, a weather front swept across Luz, from West to East. Tennis lessons were postponed. Gerry and Kate McCann went to the Millennium for coffee with Fiona, David and Dianne.
On Saturday 28 April 2018, a weather front is predicted to sweep across Luz. Here it is in 8 maps.
The first is at 01:00, when everything looks completely clear.
In the second at 04.00, there are the first signs of the front, in the Atlantic to the north of Portugal.
By 07.00 the wet weather is building in the Atlantic.
10.00 I still have time to walk Gonçalo.
Because this is what it looked like in Portelas at 10 am. Earlier this morning, we had thin cloud, lots of sunshine, no wind and it was still sunbathing weather. Now it is clouding over a lot and the wind is picking up.
At 13.00, the weather front is nearing Porto and Lisbon but Luz is still clear.
It is 18.00 and the weather front is over the north of Portugal, but it still hasn’t hit the south. In reality, we have been getting rain for some time.
And this is when it supposedly hits the south.
The final graphic is when the front clears out to the north-east. 24.00.
By way of contrast, here is the webcam image outside the Habana on the beach front at Luz. It was taken at 10 past 6, 27 April 2018. It was sunshine, a clear azure sky and no sign of any incoming weather front.
I hope to track and compare the weather here in Portelas and compare it to the Luz webcam and the forecast, in the run-up to the 11th anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
There is a serious point to this.. The weather conditions around apartment 5A shortly after 10 pm are critical. The issue is whether I can work out exactly what was going on, or not.
Saturday, 28 April 2007 was when Madeleine touched down at Faro with her family, then transferred to the Ocean Club.