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Average climate of Madeira

The climate of Madeira has an average yearly temperature of 23°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 20°C and rise to 27°C.

Annually, about 558 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Madeira.

The climate of Madeira
  • Average yearly temperature: 23°C
  • Highest temperature: 27°C in August
  • Lowest temperature: 20°C in January, February and March
  • Precipitation: 558 mm per year, averaging 47 mm per month
  • Driest months: 1,3 mm in July, 2,1 mm in August and 9,3 mm in May
  • Wettest months: 86 mm in November, 83 mm in March and 71 mm in October

Climate table Madeira

The climate table for Madeira shows the average temperatures, precipitation, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 20 20 20 21 22 24 26 27 26 25 22 21
Nighttime temperature (°C) 16 15 15 16 18 19 21 22 22 21 18 17
Precipitation (mm) 57 62 83 58 9,3 36 1,3 2,1 26 71 86 66
UV Index 5 5 7 7 8 7 6 7 6 5 4 4

Temperature per month in Madeira

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Madeira

Temperature per month in Madeira

Precipitation per month in Madeira

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in Madeira.

Precipitation per month in Madeira

UV index per month in Madeira

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Madeira.

UV index per month in Madeira

Yearly temperature in Madeira

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Madeira, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Madeira

Yearly total precipitation in Madeira

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Madeira.

Precipitation per year in Madeira

More climate information about Madeira

Madeira has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. The weather here is influenced by both the Atlantic Ocean and the African continent. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. However, there is usually less rainfall between May and September. These months also have longer daylight hours, with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day in July and August.

But what is the weather like here all year round? Let's take a closer look at Madeira's climate by season.

Spring (March-May)

Spring in Madeira is lovely, with average temperatures hovering around 18-20 degrees Celsius. It gets warmer in May. Just in time for the blooming of the island's iconic flowers, which cover the mountain slopes in a rainbow of colours.

Summer (June-August)

Madeira summers are warm and sunny, with average temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius. July and August are usually the hottest months on the island, so if you want to escape the heat, this is not the time to come. But if you don't mind a little heat, summer is an ideal time to enjoy all that Madeira has to offer.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn begins in September and brings cooler temperatures and occasional rain. This is considered by many to be the best time of year to visit Madeira, as the crowds have subsided but the weather is still pleasant enough to enjoy outdoor activities. The average temperature hovers around 20 degrees Celsius at this time of year.

Winter (December-February)

Although winters in Madeira are relatively mild compared to other parts of Europe, they can still be chilly, with average temperatures dropping to 18 degrees Celsius. December and January are usually the coldest months on the island, so if you're planning a winter trip, be sure to bring your jumpers! This period also sees the most rainfall.

Best time to visit Madeira

Madeira's weather can be sunny and warm one day, and the next day there can be a heavy rain. This makes planning a trip to Madeira a bit tricky. However, there are certain months that are generally considered the best time to visit Madeira.

April to October are generally considered the best time to visit Madeira. The weather during April, May and October is mild and pleasant, and you will find that hotel prices are very reasonable. If you are interested in hiking or other outdoor activities, this is also a great time to go as there are not too many crowds.

June to August is high season for tourism on the island, so you can expect higher prices and bigger crowds in those months. November to March is Madeira's low season, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do. Bear in mind that the weather can be a bit unpredictable at this time of year, but it's usually not bad enough to put visitors off.

Average weather in Madeira per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Madeira and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Madeira, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.