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Funchal Climate & Temperature

  • Funchal, Madeira is at 32°38'N, 16°53'W, 56 m (184 ft). See map.
  • Funchal has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30° and 45°. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptable to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 °C (71.6 °F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 °C (64 to 27 °F) with at least four months above 10 °C (50 °F). Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 18.7 degrees Celsius (65.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.4 °C (11.5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 19.4°C (66.9°F) on average falling to 13.3°C (55.9°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 20°C (68°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 13.7°C (56.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 24.1°C (75.3°F) and average low temperatures are 17.8°C (64°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 24°C (75.1°F) during the day and lows of 17.4°C (63.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 642 mm (25.3 inches) which is equivalent to 642 Litres/m² (15.75 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2438 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Funchal you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Lord Howe Island, Australia where you would find a Humid subtropical climate.

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 19 (66) 20 (67) 20 (67) 21 (70) 22 (72) 24 (76) 26 (78) 26 (78) 24 (76) 22 (72) 20 (68) 22 (71)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 16 (61) 16 (61) 16 (61) 17 (62) 18 (64) 19 (67) 21 (70) 22 (72) 22 (72) 21 (70) 19 (66) 17 (62) 19 (66)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (56) 13 (55) 13 (55) 13 (56) 15 (58) 17 (62) 18 (64) 19 (66) 19 (66) 18 (64) 16 (60) 14 (57) 16 (60)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 103 (4) 87 (3) 64 (3) 39 (2) 19 (1) 12 (0) 2 (0) 3 (0) 37 (1) 75 (3) 101 (4) 100 (4) 642 (25)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 8 (26%) 8 (28%) 8 (26%) 5 (17%) 3 (10%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 8 (26%) 9 (30%) 10 (32%)   65 (18%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 05:21 05:52 06:34 07:28 06:54 06:36 07:52 08:21 07:30 06:36 05:38 05:17   06:40
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10h 15' 10h 58' 11h 55' 12h 57' 13h 48' 14h 15' 14h 03' 13h 19' 12h 19' 11h 18' 10h 26' 10h 01'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 53 (47) 54 (46) 56 (44) 58 (42) 50 (50) 47 (53) 57 (43) 63 (37) 62 (38) 59 (41) 55 (45) 53 (47)   56 (44)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 37.5 46.8 57.7 69.3 77.6 80.8 77.7 69.4 57.9 46.4 37.3 34   57.7

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Funchal Climate Graph in Metric Units

Funchal Climate Graph

Funchal Climograph in English Units

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