The best time to visit Madeira is between June and September when the rainfall is low and temperatures average 23°C (73°F), with July, August and September the warmest averaging a high of 26ºC (79°F).
November to February are the coldest and wettest months averaging 16°C (61°F).
Madeira’s crystalline waters are perfect for diving and snorkelling, with water temperatures averaging 18°C (64°F) in January and 23°C (73°F) in August and September.
Overall, Madeira has a mild climate with a small temperature range. Because of the mountain range in the centre of the island, the southern side of the island sees less rain than the north.
High season: From July through August; advance bookings are generally necessary at the top hotels.
Low season: Spring and autumn is a good time to visit as the weather is generally warm and the crowds have gone home.
|Ave Temp (°C)||16||16||17||17||19||20||21||23||23||21||19||17|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||19||19||20||20||21||23||24||26||26||24||22||20|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||13||13||13||14||15||17||18||19||19||18||16||14|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||5||5||6||6||7||6||8||8||7||6||5||5|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||10||11||12||13||14||14||14||13||12||11||10||10|
|Average Humidity (%)||75||75||70||70||70||75||70||70||70||75||75||75|
|Days with some Rain||12||10||9||8||6||3||1||2||6||9||10||13|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||90||65||55||35||30||6||2||3||35||75||80||110|
|Sea Temp (°C)||18||18||18||18||19||20||21||23||23||22||21||19|
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from Instituto Português do Mar e da Amosfera (IPMA) – Portugal's meteorological agency.
Latest update: Best time to visit Madeira: 18 November, 2018
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