Weather in Madeira

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Madeira enjoys a very warm climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. If you love lounging by the pool, the best time to visit Madeira is in the summer when temperatures reach up to 30°C.

The mountains on the island influence the climate, which means there are various weather fluctuations at different parts of the island. The south and west have plenty of shelter from trade winds blowing from the northeast while the north and east tend to be slightly cooler and wetter since they don’t have the same protection.

Humidity ranges from 67% to 72%, which is quite mild and comfortable for most of the year. Warm winds blowing over from North Africa often greet the island with warmer weather. The average temperature rarely falls below the mid-20s, which makes it a great holiday destination at any time of the year.

The best time to go to Madeira for warm weather and comfortable temperatures is in spring or autumn. It’s still very warm and you’ll have at least nine hours of beautiful sunshine to enjoy per day. The average monthly rainfall is from 9mm in the summer to 81mm over the winter months, which runs from December to February.

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