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Average climate of Madeira

The climate of Madeira has an average yearly temperature of 23°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 20°C and rise to 27°C.

Annually, about 558 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Madeira.

The best time to visit Madeira is January until December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Madeira.

Temperature 20 to 27°C
Rain 558 mm
The climate of Madeira
  • Average yearly temperature: 23°C
  • Highest temperature: 27°C in August
  • Lowest temperature: 20°C in January, February and March
  • Precipitation: 558 mm per year, averaging 47 mm per month
  • Driest months: 1,3 mm in July, 2,1 mm in August and 9,3 mm in May
  • Wettest months: 86 mm in November, 83 mm in March and 71 mm in October

Climate table Madeira

The climate table for Madeira shows the average temperatures, precipitation, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 20 20 20 21 22 24 26 27 26 25 22 21
Nighttime temperature (°C) 16 15 15 16 18 19 21 22 22 21 18 17
Precipitation (mm) 57 62 83 58 9,3 36 1,3 2,1 26 71 86 66
UV Index 5 5 7 7 8 7 6 7 6 5 4 4
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Temperature per month in Madeira

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Madeira

Temperature per month in Madeira

Precipitation per month in Madeira

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in Madeira.

Precipitation per month in Madeira

UV index per month in Madeira

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Madeira.

UV index per month in Madeira

Yearly temperature in Madeira

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Madeira, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Madeira

Yearly total precipitation in Madeira

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Madeira.

Precipitation per year in Madeira

More climate information about Madeira

Madeira has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. The weather here is influenced by both the Atlantic Ocean and the African continent. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. Less rain does tend to fall between May and September. These months also have longer daylight hours, with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day in July and August.

But what is the weather like here throughout the year? Let's take a closer look at Madeira's climate by season.

Spring (March-May)

Spring in Madeira is lovely, with average temperatures hovering around 64-68 degrees Fahrenheit (18-20 degrees Celsius). It gets warmer in May. Just in time for the blooming of the island's iconic flowers, which cover the mountain slopes in a rainbow of colors.

Summer (June-August)

Summers in Madeira are warm and sunny, with average temperatures around 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius). July and August are usually the hottest months on the island, so if you want to escape the heat, this is not the time to come. But if you don't mind a little heat, summer is an ideal time to enjoy all that Madeira has to offer.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn begins in September and brings cooler temperatures and occasional rain. This is considered by many to be the best time of year to visit Madeira, as the crowds have subsided but the weather is still pleasant enough to enjoy outdoor activities. The average temperature hovers around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) during this time of year.

Winter (December-February)

Although winters in Madeira are relatively mild compared to other parts of Europe, they can still be chilly, with average temperatures dropping to 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius). December and January are usually the coldest months on the island, so if you're planning a winter trip, be sure to bring your sweaters! This period also sees the most rainfall.

Best time to visit Madeira

Madeira's weather can be sunny and warm one day, and the next day there can be a heavy rain. This makes planning a trip to Madeira a bit tricky. However, there are certain months that are generally considered the best time to visit Madeira.

April through October are generally considered the best time to visit Madeira. The weather during the months of April, May and October is mild and pleasant, and you will find that hotel rates are very reasonable. If you are interested in hiking or other outdoor activities, this is also a great time to go as there are not too many crowds.

June through August is high season for tourism on the island, so you can expect higher prices and bigger crowds during those months. November through March is the low season in Madeira, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do. Keep in mind that the weather can be somewhat unpredictable at this time of year, but it's usually not bad enough to deter visitors.

Weather experiences in Madeira

The weather in Madeira is rated an average of 4,6 out of 5 stars by 11 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Excellent

Have been to Madeira several times and celebrated New Year. The weather has been a bit different, 1st time mixed, rain and storm, then other times nice and warm. Wonderful island, amazing flowers and nature.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

During the 7 days of our stay it rained once 10 minutes and so the weather was great.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

A pleasant mix of mild temperatures with plenty of sunshine. An ideal place to escape the cold. Beautiful nature, warm sun, will book again!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Brilliant sunshine interspersed with some cloudy days. Ideal for enjoying both the beach and the surrounding nature. A touch chilly in the evening, but generally very satisfying.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

The sea was still pleasant enough for swimming. Fantastic weather. There were enough sunny days to relax on the beach, but you also get a few rainy days. Not perfect, but good. Very sunny, with temperatures mostly around mid-seventy degrees. Count on light breezes, but no rain. It was as if the island knew we were on vacation. Glorious.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

April in Madeira was a tropical paradise. Bright sunshine during the day with pleasant temperatures, perfect for beach visits and swimming in the crystal clear sea. A little cooler in the evening, but ideal for evening walks. Couldn't have been better!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Septembers weather in Madeira is exceptional. Sunshine lasts up to 7 hours a day with perfect temperatures around 25°C. Sparkling water, refreshing breeze, sky so blue it was pure happiness. Definitely a 5-star sun destination.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

The weather in Madeira in February was absolutely fine. Pleasant every day, relatively little rain and ideal weather for hiking and exploring the island. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I will definitely go again!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

On the south side near Funchal /Ponta Do Sol, it was often sunny with 20-22 degrees. On the north side of the island it was cooler, cloudy and more often rainy at 16-18 degrees. The sun shines from the south side of the island during the day in December. Therefore, this is where the best weather is.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Lovely, 25 gr alternating cloudy and sunny, great weather.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

We were here for a week and had brilliant weather every day. Around 25 degrees every day.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Madeira per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Madeira and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Madeira, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.