The island of Madeira has a sub-tropical oceanic climate that can be explained by the geographical position of the island and its mountainous relief. The rains are concentrated in the winter months, between October and February, the average annual rainfall is around 700 mm, the island has on average about 90 rainy days in a year, while the hours of sunshine are around 2,450.
The island, due to its position, is blessed with a mild but relatively rainy climate. In particular the rains fall in the months between October and March, months in which there are on average between 10 and 13 rainy days per month. October, November, December, January and February are the months in which the rain is most abundant. The months between May and September are dry, in this period the rainy days vary between the 6 days of September and only 1 rainy day in July. The rains are usually greater along the north coast of the island while they decrease along the south coast.
The climate of Madeira is exceptionally mild, and it has little seasonal temperature fluctuations. Average maximum temperatures vary between 25 ° C in summer and 20ºC in winter, while average minimum temperatures vary between 20 ° C in summer and 13 ° C in winter.
The sea water temperature is also pleasant throughout the year, thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream, it varies between 18ºC in winter and 24ºC in summer.
WHEN TO GO TO MADEIRA
The best time for a visit to Madeira are the spring and summer months between March and September, even if the particularly mild climate of the island makes its visit pleasant at any time of the year.
THE CLIMATE OF MADEIRA: CLIMATE TABLES
|MADEIRA (FUNCHAL) (3 meters)|
|Month||Average minimum temperature (°C)||Average maximum temperature (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea water temperature °C|