The Madeira weather can be considered as a subtropical climate that is very smooth and soft. This is thanks to the location of Madeira Islands, in the eastern part of the North Atlantic and south of 45° N. Also the Madeira weather conditions are mainly determined by the subtropical anticyclone of the Azores. The result: during the summer it may be warm and the winter is mild. Throughout the year the temperatures are between 16°C - 22°C and the water temperatures between 16°C - 20°C.
As in most northern hemisphere regions, January is one of the colder months, although cold is here a relative understanding of an average daytime temperature of 18°C and a night temperature of 13.3°C. In addition, daytime can have 7.4 hours of sunshine. There can be several rainy days and the water temperature is around 20°C.
February has an average temperature during the day of 18.5°C and at night 13.1°C. The number of sunshine hours will reach to 6.1 and there are on average 6 rainy days. The water temperature is around 18°C.
The weather in this month does not differ much from February. For example, the temperature can be around 18.5°C during the day and 13.6°C in the evening. The number of sun hours is 6.4 plus an average of 7 rainy days. The water temperature remains 18°C.
In April the temperatures rises a little. The daytime temperature is around 19.6°C and at night it drops to 14.2°C. Also, more sun is joining the play: about 7 hours a day. April has only average of 4 rainy days and the water temperature rises slightly to 19°C.
Spring begins to start with a temperature of 20.4°C during the day and 15.4°C at night. The number of sunshine hours rises to 7.9 and there are only approximately 2 rainy days. The water temperature remains the same, 19°C.
In June you can count on average temperatures of 22.1°C during the day. The nights are getting sober with an average temperature of 17.5°C. However, the number of sunshine times decreases to 6.4 on average. Great walking conditions, because of only one rainy day has to be taken into account this month. The water temperature rises to a degree up to 20°C.
The mercury rises to an average of 23.6°C during the day and drops to 18.8°C at night. The number of sun-hours is 7.9 and usually it does not rain in July. The water temperature can reach 22°C.
In August the temperature is around 24.6°C and at night around 19.6°C. This month, the peak of sunshine hours can reach 8.4 a day! There can be one rainy day and the water temperature is about 24°C.
This month reaches average temperatures of 24.7°C during the day and 19.4°C at night. The number of hours of sunshine is still 7.4 per day and takes into account 2 rainy days. The temperature of the water can reach 24°C.
In October, it starts to cool down: during the day 23.6°C and at night 18.2°C. Even though there can be 7 rainy days on average, you can count on around 6.5 hours of sunshine a day. The water temperature is still pleasant: 23°C.
Now temperatures drops to about 21.5°C during the day and 16.2°C at night. The Madeira Nature Reserve and in the capital Funchal might experience some rain showers. November has an average of 8 rainy days, but also 5.3 hours of sunshine a day. The temperature of the water is about 18°C.
In December the mercury can reach up to 19.6°C during the day and drops to 14.2°C during the night. The rain showers are mainly in the north, counting on 7 rainy days during this month. The number of sun hours per day is on average 4.9 and the water temperature is 20°C.