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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?

Curral das Freiras
(Valley of the nuns)

This is a small secluded village in the heart of the island, where in the 16th century the nuns sought refuge from the pirates who frequently raided Madeira.


Most of the current inhabitants live in the countryside producing chestnuts and cherries, which is typical and traditional in this area. There are many chestnut trees in the forest and every year on the 1st of November the chestnut festival takes place.

Many traditional recipes contain chestnuts and you can make almost anything from them, mainly different liqueurs, cakes, puddings and soups.