The climate of Porto Santo (Portugal)
Porto Santo is a small island that is part of the autonomous region of
Madeira, Portugal. The only city and municipality on the island is
Porto Santo. This city has a population of 5,000. Porto Santo was
officially discovered and recognized by the crown of Portugal in 1418,
after captains in the service of the Infante Henrique, better known as
“Henry the Navigator”, came across the island and its sheltered
anchorage. Porto Santo means Holy Harbour. The main source of income
for the island is tourism. An 18 hole golf course can be found on the
island which was designed by the Spanish golfing champion Steve
Ballesteros. Just like other cities and island in Madeira Porto Santo
has a warm maritime climate also referred to as a subtropical climate.
Extremes in weather are uncommon on Porto Santo because of the strong
influence of the Atlantic Ocean. However, the socalled Leste wind that
supplies dry and warm air from the African continent may cause
temperatures to rise above 30 degrees Celsius.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Porto Santo
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t 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:
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