When is the best time to go to Funchal?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Funchal
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August, September and October
  • Funchal has dry periods in July and August
  • The rainiest months are January, October, November and December
  • The best months for swimming are July, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in Funchal

For full information about the climate and weather in Funchal a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 63°F/65°F
February 61°F/63°F
March 61°F/63°F
April 63°F/65°F
May 65°F/67°F
June 68°F/70°F
July 70°F/74°F
August 72°F/76°F
September 72°F/74°F
October 72°F/74°F
November 67°F/70°F
December 67°F/67°F

Weather and climate in Funchal

Funchal enjoys a warm-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Funchal is 68°F (ranging from 63°F in february to 76°F in august). Annual rainfall is 17.3in, with a minimum of 0.3in in august and a maximum of 2.6in in november.
  • From january to october the climate is good. It is for example 74°F as maximum temperature in october and, in october, 3 days of rain are expected.
  • In november the climate is correct. At lunchtime, it's 68°F in average.
  • In december the climate is good. the thermometer goes up to 67°F°C and it rains about 9% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Funchal

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Funchal: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Funchal

Find out when Funchal has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Funchal

  • Very low season in Funchal
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March and November.
  • Low season in Funchal
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, May, June and December.
  • High season in Funchal
    The number of visitors to Funchal is high in: July, September and October.
  • Peak season in Funchal
    The largest number of tourists visiting Funchal is during: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Funchal month by month

Best time for low prices in Funchal

Average prices of hotels in Funchal month by month

Generally, November is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Funchal. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, September is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Funchal

A return flight between London and Funchal is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 87 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 156 more for your airline ticket to Funchal if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Funchal

On average, it costs $ 27 per day to hire a car in Funchal. This price varies by $ 14 depending on the month. In march, hiring a car costs an average of $ 21 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 34.

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