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What is the best month to visit Madeira?

For the highest temperatures the best time to visit Madeira is between August and September although the sub tropical climate offers sunshine throughout the year and winter months are equally popular with visitors. The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 27 C and an average low of 21 C.

How many days do you need in Madeira?

If you can, we would recommend you to stay at least 10 days! If you’re looking for a more relaxing trip, you may want to extend your stay so you can still see all the sights on this Madeira itinerary, while also having some downtime to lounge by the pool.

Is Madeira warm all year?

On the coast, daytime temperatures hover around 20/21 degrees Celsius (68/70 °F) from December to April, and reach 26/27 °C (79/81 °F) from July to September. It rarely gets cold, however, from January to March there can be cool days, with highs around 15 °C (59 °F).

Does Madeira have a rainy season?

Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in December. Funchal has dry periods in June, July and August. On average, December is the wettest month with 117 mm (4.6 inch) of precipitation. On average, July is the driest month with 2 mm (0.1 inch) of precipitation.

Which is better Madeira or Azores?

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 warm in April?

April, the same as March, in Madeira, Portugal, is another pleasant spring month, with average temperature ranging between min 14.4°C (57.9°F) and max 20.6°C (69.1°F).

Which is better Algarve or Madeira?

Both the Algarve & Madeira are just as nice but in different ways. As mentioned previously, there are no real beaches in Madeira. If you want to sunbath and relax, I would choose the Algarve as you will have lovely beaches with a better chance of good sun bathing weather.

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 airport do you fly to for Madeira?

Airports in Madeira



Madeira Airport (FNC) is one of the most dramatic airports in the world. The short runway is has mountains on one side and ocean on the other, making it one of Europe’s most tricky but breathtaking landings. The airport has just one terminal, which is mostly underground.

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.

Can you sunbathe in Madeira in April?

April is an excellent time to start your tan – the sun is beginning to be strong, and it is near the end of Winter. You can actually get a tan at most times of the year but obviously there are usually longer periods of sun between April and September.

Is Madeira warmer 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.