What to do in madeira in february

Is February a good time to visit Madeira?

Madeira weather February

Madeira has a subtropical climate thanks to its location off the northwest coast of Africa, with the Portuguese archipelago great for winter sun. February’s one of the wettest months of the year but there’s less rain than January and you’ll get plenty of warm and sunny weather.

Can you sunbathe in Madeira in February?

Yes, it is possible to sunbathe in Madeira in Winter. As written earlier in December, January and February, the temperatures during the day at beach level are around 19/20°C. When the sun is out, because of the low latitude of the island, it is quite warm.

Can you swim in Madeira in February?

Swimming in february on the beaches of Funchal is possible but the sea water is cool. So even though the sea temperature sometimes climbs to 67°F, it can also be as low as 63°F!

What clothes to wear in Madeira in February?

From November through December, January, February and into March it can be cool and wet, so pack a lightweight raincoat and small travel umbrella. Dressing in layers will help you with the temperature changes. Heavy downpours are common in the afternoons – you can almost set your watch by them.

What is Madeira like in February?

February is usually one of the wettest months of the year. Expect a mixture of weather from sunshine to rain with temperatures around 17C. It does not rain all the time, will have some sunshine as well. Just type in the date under the history section on the left hand side of the page.

What is the weather like in Madeira in Feb?

Weather in February

The last month of the winter, February, is another comfortable month in Madeira, Portugal, with temperature in the range of an average low of 13.4°C (56.1°F) and an average high of 19.7°C (67.5°F).

Is Madeira windy in February?

Wind in Madeira Island is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is December, followed by February and March.

How hot is Funchal in February?

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 19.7°C (67.46°F). This makes February the coldest month of the year. The sun will occasionally show itself with 167 hours of sunshine during the whole month.

Which part of Madeira has the best weather?

The southwest is the place to be for more guaranteed sun; Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol and Calheta boast the best climates on the island followed by Funchal, Camera de lobos and Machico. Funchal still being a favourite with most tourists because of the centrality of the capital city and the array of choice.

What is the coldest month in Madeira?

August is the hottest month in Madeira with an average temperature of 22.5°C (73°F) and the coldest is January at 16°C (61°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 8 in September. The wettest month is January with an average of 108mm of rain.

How many days do you need in Madeira?

If you are pressed for time, spending seven days at a minimum in Madeira will allow you to visit most places on the island. But if you want some days where you can unwind by the pool and have some downtime, setting aside 10 days will give you a trip that is more relaxing.

Is Madeira warmer than Algarve?

Sun worshippers will be glad to know that the Algarve is both generally warmer and has over 1,000 hours of extra sun per year than Madeira. It’s one of the warmest places in all of Southern Europe, in fact.

Which is better Azores or Madeira?

If you prefer nature, greenery, an off-the-beaten-path adventure and don’t mind rain or cooler temperatures, pick the Azores. If you’d prefer sunshine, golden sands, luxury amenities and a quirky cable car/toboggan experience, consider Madeira, including the beachy island of Porto Santo.

Is Madeira as warm as Tenerife?

Madeira has a kind of spring-like climate, slightly lower temperatures and is also a bit more humid. Tenerife is dry as a whole and the weather is warmer with 1 to 3 degrees.

Is Madeira a winter destination?

Long stay winter holidays

Madeira is the perfect winter sun holiday destination – the weather is fantastic all year round, so the island isn’t any less lively. The main difference you’ll notice is the lack of crowds! Plus, of course, it’s cheaper to visit Madeira in the winter than the summer.

Is Madeira hotter than Portugal?

Annually speaking, Madeira weather is warmer when compared to Lisbon. The difference is not that big, only 1ºC (2ºF) in fact. The real difference can be found in the number of rainy days. In Lisbon, there is 48% higher chance that it will rain than in Funchal.

Can you swim in Madeira in winter?

Madeiran winters are usually very pleasant: in December and January, Funchal enjoys five times as much sunshine hours than London. Daytime temperatures hover just under 20C: mild enough to swim in the sea or a heated outdoor pool, though there’s always the possibility of rain.

Can you sunbathe in Madeira?

No, the sun. Although we just had the coldest winter in 15 years…the Island has a semi tropical climate. and certainly not only can you sunbathe in June…but the UV will be very high ..so put much sun block on!

Is Funchal worth visiting?

The answer is yes, Funchal is the vibrant capital of Madeira with several historic monuments, an abundance of colorful and exotic flora is apparent in the parks and gardens, amazing viewpoints, and its nearby beaches and swimming pools.

Do I need insect repellent in Madeira?

No inoculations required, just take usual precautions such as wearing anti-mozzie spray containing Deet and keeping balcony doors and windows shut at night and maybe taking a plug-in deterrent with you.

Why is Madeira so cold?

Thanks to its mountainous topography and warm ocean currents around the island, Madeira has diverse microclimates. It’s geographical location also dictates the absence of extreme hot or cold temperatures. The cooling winds that brush across the island help keep summer temperatures more comfortable.

Which part of Madeira is warmest?


Close to probably the prettiest village in Madeira, Jardim do Mar, the southwestern corner of the island is well-known to be the sunniest and warmest, so it comes as no surprise to find here so many beautiful and luxurious villas.

Are there beaches in Madeira?

Did you know that there are sandy beaches on Madeira Island? Madeira Island is not usually known for being a beach destination, unlike Porto Santo, famous for its golden sands (click here to know more about the sand properties of Porto Santo), however, Madeira beaches will surprise you!

What should I bring to Madeira in winter?

Madeira in winter is neither cold nor hot, but with frequent short showers and some very impressive clouds the weather is prone to changing quickly. Most days we combined a selection of short sleeved & long sleeved tshirts with a hooded top and a pair of jeans.

How do you get around Madeira without a car?

In case a taxi is a necessary option – I recommend using Uber or Bolt. Both apps work very well in the south part of the island and are much cheaper than yellow taxis. But if you only have time to stay in Funchal, most of the hikes in Madeira you can do without the car are accessible by bus from Funchal.

What is the weather like in Madeira in February and March?

In March, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in February – an agreeable 20.4°C (68.7°F). The average low-temperature, in Madeira, is 13.9°C (57°F).