|Ave Daily High (F)||66||66||67||67||69||72||75||77||77||75||71||68|
|Ave Daily Low (F)||56||55||56||57||59||62||65||66||66||64||60||57|
|Monthly Precipitation (inches)||3.9||3.7||2.9||1.6||0.7||0.4||0.1||0.1||0.8||2.7||4.2||3.0|
|Daily Sunshine Hours||5||6||6||7||7||7||8||8||8||7||5||5|
|Sunbathing / Swimming|
|The Portugese island of Madeira has a mild
spring-like climate throughout the year with no extremes
of heat or cold. Winters are mild with temperatures in
the 60s F, with some days getting into the 70s, and night
time lows very rarely getting below 50F (10 Celsius).
However, despite a respectable 5 hours of sunshine a day
in these months, winter is also the wettest time with 3
to 4 inches of rain falling in each month. In fact the
weather patterns through winter frequently consist of
several unsettled, wet days followed by a spell of fine
settled weather. The mildness means outdoor activities
are comfortable throughout the winter but visit at this
time and you must expect to see rain.
The rainfall peters out through the spring and May to September are dry months with a good amount of sunshine. Although temperatures in the summer can get into the 80s F, they are more usually very pleasantly in the 70s. Even in summer there can be occasional days of cloudy cool weather. None more so than on Madeira's mountains which are generally cloudier, wetter, and cooler than the figures given here.
The best time to visit for reliably warm and pleasant weather is May through October.
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