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Best time to visit Madeira, Portugal

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The best time to visit Madeira is May-August

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Madeira? Look no further! May-August is the best time to go to Madeira due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

The very hottest temperatures in Madeira get to around 24℃ (75℉) in the height of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 7℃ (45℉) at night.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Madeira when the days are longest, you should visit in August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Madeira in October – It’s the wettest month of the year.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Madeira, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Madeira seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Madeira as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Madeira is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Madeira

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Madeira for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Madeira climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Madeira for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Madeira in January

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 12 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Madeira in February

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 11 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Madeira in March

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 12 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Madeira in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Madeira in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 8 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Madeira in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 5 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Madeira in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 5 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


Madeira in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Madeira in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 7 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.

Madeira in October

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 12 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


Madeira in November

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 16 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Madeira in December

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madeira in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Madeira is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (74℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Madeira is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Madeira is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Madeira, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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