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 

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These Casa de Colmo are worth a visit!

In Santana, the colorful, unusual houses are one of Madeira's attractions. In the small park next to the town hall, the municipality of Santana has rebuilt some of the small houses and promotes their preservation. About 100 of these, also called beehive sheds, are still around Santana. The Casa de Colmo were until a few decades ago, the traditional house of farmers in many island towns. The small gabled, thatched roofs reached down to the ground. The colorfully painted front of the Casas is made of wood.

The Casa de Colmo were born from the distress and remoteness of the Madeirans on the north coast. Wood was in abundance - straw was also there enough after the threshing. The interior was more than modest, the real life like cooking took place outside. Today the tourism center is housed in one of the cottages.