When is the best time to go to Madeira?

When is the best time to go to Madeira? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Madeira, the weather is good everywhere in January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and December
  • The best months to go to Funchal are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Funchal are July, August, September and October
  • December is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Funchal, Porto Santo, Calheta, Santa Cruz (Madeira), Santana (Madeira), Arco da Calheta, Câmara de Lobos, Canico, Machico, Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Funchal are July, August, September, October and November

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Madeira for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 65°F to 67°F
28%
February 63°F to 65°F
29%
March 63°F to 65°F
28%
April 65°F to 67°F
21%
May 67°F to 68°F
12%
June 70°F to 72°F
6%
July 74°F to 77°F
5%
August 76°F to 79°F
4%
September 76°F to 79°F
23%
October 74°F to 77°F
29%
November 70°F to 72°F
49%
December 67°F to 68°F
33%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Madeira by cities

Funchal

Best time to go to Funchal

The best months to go to Funchal are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and december.

Porto Santo

Best time to go to Porto Santo

The best months to go to Porto Santo are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and december.

Calheta

Best time to go to Calheta

The best months to go to Calheta are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and december.

Porto Moniz

Best time to go to Porto Moniz

The best months to go to Porto Moniz are january, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and december.

Santa Cruz (Madeira)

Best time to go to Santa Cruz (Madeira)

The best months to go to Santa Cruz (Madeira) are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Santana (Madeira)

Best time to go to Santana (Madeira)

The best months to go to Santana (Madeira) are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and december.


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Temperatures and rainfall in Madeira

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Madeira and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Funchal, Porto Santo, Calheta, Porto Moniz and Santa Cruz (Madeira), as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Madeira?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Funchal67°F65°F65°F67°F70°F74°F77°F81°F81°F77°F74°F70°F
Porto Santo67°F65°F67°F67°F70°F76°F79°F81°F79°F77°F72°F70°F
Calheta67°F65°F65°F67°F70°F74°F77°F81°F81°F77°F74°F70°F
Porto Moniz65°F63°F65°F65°F68°F72°F77°F79°F77°F76°F70°F68°F
Santa Cruz (Madeira)67°F65°F67°F68°F70°F76°F79°F81°F79°F77°F74°F70°F
Santana (Madeira)67°F65°F65°F67°F70°F74°F77°F81°F81°F77°F74°F70°F
Arco da Calheta67°F65°F67°F68°F70°F76°F79°F81°F79°F77°F74°F68°F
Câmara de Lobos67°F65°F65°F67°F70°F74°F77°F81°F79°F77°F74°F70°F
Canico67°F65°F65°F67°F70°F74°F77°F81°F79°F77°F74°F70°F
Machico67°F65°F67°F68°F70°F76°F79°F81°F79°F77°F74°F68°F
Ponta do Sol67°F65°F67°F68°F70°F76°F79°F81°F79°F77°F74°F68°F
Ribeira Brava67°F65°F65°F67°F70°F74°F77°F81°F79°F77°F74°F70°F

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Is this weather information for Madeira reliable?

Climate data for Madeira has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Madeira allows us to determine the average for each month in Funchal, Porto Santo, Calheta, Porto Moniz, Santa Cruz (Madeira), Santana (Madeira), Arco da Calheta, Câmara de Lobos, and 4 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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