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The climate of Funchal (Portugal)
Funchal is the capital of the autonomous region of Madeira and is located in the southern part of the main island Madeira. The city was founded several years after Madeira was discovered at the beginning of the 15th century. Because of this the city has a long history. The many old churches and cathedrals are still a silent witness to this. A casino can be found in the city, this casino was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer who is mainly known because of his beautiful buildings in Brazil, such as the Brasilia Cathedral. From Funchal you can take a cable car Monte which is located at a higher altitude.
Funchal has a warm maritime climate also referred to as a subtropical climate. the climate of Funchal and Madeira is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Because of this influence extremes in weather are uncommon. However, when a so-called Leste wind comes from Africa temperatures may rise, temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius are not uncommon then. Funchal gets about 600 millimeters of annual precipitation. Most of which falls during the winter.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Funchal

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 15 10 5 12 18
February 15 10 5 11 18
March 16 10 6 11 18
April 16 11 6 9 18
May 18 12 7 6 19
June 20 14 7 5 20
July 22 16 8 2 21
August 23 17 8 3 23
September 23 16 7 7 23
October 21 15 6 10 22
November 18 13 5 11 21
December 16 11 5 13 19
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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