Madeira
weather, climate and best time to visit


Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream and the subtropical climate, this volcanic island off the coast of Africa is also called "flower island" or "floating garden". Impressive mountain peaks and many well-marked trails invite you to a fantastic hike through the green landscape.

A car ride is also recommended. You drive across the island full of hairpin bends into the impressive interior. After a nice trip you can admire a beautiful panorama from the Pico Ruivo. This is the highest mountain in Madeira with 1861 m.




Best time to visit Madeira

The best time to visit Madeira, Portugal is January and April through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. On the island of Madeira, the warmest month is August with 74°F and the coldest is February with 63°F. The highest water temperature is 77°F and at its coldest the water is 66°F.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Madeira, the monthly temperatures or the most rain. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Madeira by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 64 63 63 64 66 69 72 74 74 72 69 67
Water temperature (°F) 68 66 66 66 68 72 73 77 77 75 73 70
Precipitation (inch) 9 7 9 4 3 2 1 1 4 18 14 10

Weather data from: Funchal

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Madeira weather

The weather for Madeira over the next 14 days will be 68°F till 84° with a few days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 75°F.

The weather forecast for Madeira is based on the weather in Funchal.

5-day weather forecast Madeira

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Wednesday
17 august
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75°F
70°F
0 in
0%
5 Bft
NE
24°F
10
Thursday
18 august
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75°F
70°F
0 in
0%
4 Bft
NE
24°F
10
Friday
19 august
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75°F
70°F
0 in
0%
2 Bft
NE
24°F
10
Saturday
20 august
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81°F
55°F
0 in
0%
2 Bft
ENE
24°F
10
Sunday
21 august
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84°F
59°F
0 in
0%
1 Bft
NE
24°F
9

View the 14 day weather forecast for Madeira


Climate Madeira

The island Madeira has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Madeira is 39° degrees and there is about 82 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 173 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 5.

Madeira

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 64 63 63 64 66 69 72 74 74 72 69 67
Night temp. (°F) 62 61 60 63 65 68 70 72 73 71 67 65
Water temp. (°F) 68 66 66 66 68 72 73 77 77 75 73 70
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 9 7 9 4 3 2 1 1 4 18 14 10
Days with rain 12 11 11 8 5 3 4 2 6 12 15 13
Dry days 19 17 20 22 26 27 27 29 24 19 15 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 8 9 9 9 8 9 9 8 8 8
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 5

Weather data from: Funchal

Madeira weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Madeira?

Madeira is an island belonging to Portugal. It lies in a straight line 3,150 miles from New York.

The coordinates of Madeira are:

  • Latitude: 32.7605332
  • Longitude: -16.9689932

The GPS coordinates are 32° 45' N, 16° 58' W

How long is the flight to Madeira?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Madeira is approximately 12 h. 30 min.

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What are the airports on Madeira?

These are the airports on Madeira:

  • Madeira Airport in Funchal

How many inhabitants does Madeira have?

Madeira has 267,785 inhabitants.

How big is Madeira?

The surface area of Madeira is 460 mi². It is 529x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Madeira?

The capital of Madeira is Funchal.

What is the currency of Madeira?

On Madeira, the Euro (EUR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 17 August 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 0.84 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 1.19 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 84.21 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 118.75 US dollar

What is the area code of Madeira?

The area code to call Madeira is +351.