Climate on Madeira

Madeira and Porto Santo are suitable all year round as a tourist destination. Not for nothing is Madeira called "The Island of Eternal Spring" or "Floating Garden of the Atlantic" or "Flower Island".

In the summer months of July to October, the daytime temperatures are at a pleasant 26 ° - 30 ° C.

In the mild winter months, the temperature rarely drops below 16 ° C. It hardly rains in the months of June to August. The water temperatures are always between 18 ° -22 ° C due to the warm Gulf Stream. 

Climatic data Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature max °C 21 21 22 22 23 24 25 26 27 25 21 19
Temperature min °C 15 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 20 18 16
Sunshine hours / day 4 5  6
Rainy days / month  8
Water temperature  18  17 18  19  20  21  22  23  24  23  21  19 

Did you know?

Christus-Statue in
Garajau - „Cristo Rei“

A hike to the Christo Rei statue is worthwhile. The statue of Christo Rei Ponta do Garajau stands on a cliff between Caniço and Funchal. From Caniço de Baixo it is a wonderful trip there. This imposing statue, from which sailors wish for a safe trip home, was built in 1927 by the Frenchman Serraz and has a smaller "sister" in Lisbon. From the plateau, a cable car leads down to the beach for each guest. There is a restaurant where you can sit right by the sea and enjoy fresh fish.

Close to this statue is the steep cliff. From here, the deceased, who did not have the Catholic faith, were thrown into the sea. They were not allowed to bury them in Madeiran soil. This affected above all the Englishmen. This did not change until 1765, when the English cemetery was created.