The Madeira Island is certainly one of the places in Europe with the best climate throughout the year.
During the summer the temperature is around 22.2 º C and drops to 15.9 º C in the winter, which means that we rarely have very high or very low temperatures. As such the climate is mild and invites the visit to Madeira all year.
Across the island you will find the so-called micro-climates. The great mountains and the air currents from several directions make the climate different in every corner of the island you visit. Usually the south side of the island always presents itself with warmer temperature. When going to the north side, the temperature decreases, and in the center of the island, where the regions are higher, temperatures tend to be lower and there is some precipitation... some people call it the 4 seasons island.
The fact that Funchal is surrounded by beautiful mountains protects it from the winds and ensures very nice weather in the city.
Our climate is determined by the Azores anticyclone. On some days of the year a wind coming from the Sahara - the “Leste” - causes the temperature to rise up to 30C, which together with the humidity in the air, make them the hottest days of the year.
The sea temperature varies between 25 º C and 15 º C throughout the year and the sea is always inviting you to dive in. In the North the waves are bigger and in some locations, perfect for surfing and windsurfing.
Come visit us! We have one of the best climates in the world!