Averages for Madeira in February

What's the weather like in Madeira in February

February in Madeira is only slightly warmer than January, the coldest month of the year. During this month, average daytime temperatures are expected to be around 16 degrees Celsius. Nights are mildly colder, with night time temperature dropping down to 14 degrees (but rarely any lower). The sea maintains its relative warmth thanks to hot currents coming from North Africa that keep the island warm all year round.

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  • Temperature Temperature 16°C 61°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 64°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 72 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 10 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 18°C 64°F

Daily averages for Madeira

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°C 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 16 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 16 16 16
°F 63 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 59 61 61 59 61 61 61 61 61 61 63 61 61 61

What's the weather like in Madeira in February

February in Madeira is only slightly warmer than January, the coldest month of the year. During this month, average daytime temperatures are expected to be around 16 degrees Celsius. Nights are mildly colder, with night time temperature dropping down to 14 degrees (but rarely any lower). The sea maintains its relative warmth thanks to hot currents coming from North Africa that keep the island warm all year round.

Sea Temperature

Average sea temperature stays at a comfortable 18 degrees and while February is still off-season, quite a few tourists brave the sea in this month thanks to the inviting temperature. If you plan on taking a dip during this month, make sure you dry yourselves thoroughly immediately after coming out of the water. Daytime highs peak at 18 degrees and can go higher at particularly sunny days.

Sunshine Hours

The skies are almost always dotted with white clouds that may partially block out the sun that shines for 8 full hours of sunshine each day on average.

Wind

February is the windiest month, with strong winds reaching more than 100 km in strength from time to time. This, when combined with the torrential downpours that Madeira experiences on rare occasions, can create deadly conditions.

Rainfall

In February of 2010, heavy rains and extremely strong winds created devastating mudslides and flooding that even caused the death of some locals on this otherwise peaceful archipelago. During February, rain is expected on 10 days of the month and total precipitation can reach up to 80 mm across the islands.

Madeira Hotels for February

Funchal's most extravagant hotel, Reid's Palace, is thought to be one of the best choices of accommodation for tourists who aren't shy of paying a bit extra for excellence. Reid's Palace is just sublime, with amazing services, incredible on-site facilities, breathtaking vistas, a fully equipped spa and lots of other attractive features.

The Hotel Orquidea in Funchal is the perfect resort for tourists looking for some peace and quiet while enjoying some of the best views over Madeira; the sundeck perched high upon the hotel's roof gives a commanding view over the island. Great service and facilities.

The Jardins d'Ajuda Suite Hotel in Funchl has 4 star apartments and suites complex with swimming pools and restaurants that offers bargain prices throughout the year, making it ideal for families and couples on a budget.

The Residencial Parque hotel is a fantastic budget hotel in the heart of Funchal, ideal for all who wish to explore Madeira's capital without overspending. The hotel has a spacious terrace with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. If you are looking to visit Fuchal old town, it's just 550 yeards from this hotel. 

The Canico de Baixo is a high quality and hospitable 3 star hotel on the island of Canico. The hotel is built as a small oasis on the remote island and offers relaxing accommodation to families visiting with children, as well as to elderly tourists seeking peace and quiet.

Madeira Beaches for February 

The beach of Porto Santo is the jewel in the crown of the Madeiran archipelago. Located on the eponymous island of Porto Santo, the beach is divided into several small beaches that span nine kilometers of golden sand. Snack bars, shades and showers make a day long trip to the beach an ideal option. The sand here is considered to have therapeutic properties that help alleviate rheumatic pains and also helps fractures heal faster.

The beach at Ribeira Brava features black and extremely fine clean sand and clear azure waters. A jetty juts a good way into the water and creates an area that is protected from huge waves, making the beach ideal for children and the jetty itself a perfect spot for swimming.

Bars and Restaurants

The Restaurante Armazém do Sal is a popular restaurant in Funchal that offers traditional, local cuisine. Located at the gates of the city, the restaurant is famous for its exquisite Madeiran and Portuguese dishes, as well as for its fine decor, which perfectly preserves the authentic look and feel of the historic building.

In the old town of Funchal, Restaurante O Tapassol offers outdoor balcony seating and is a great place to unwind. The restaurant is famous for the fresh fish dishes and fantastic local delicacies served there. Bring friends here to chat and enjoy delicious food. 

Vespas Club is one of the most popular night clubs in Funchal, it attracts high profile, energetic crowds. The drinks are plentiful and the music is a blend of international beat hits and local sounds that excites the ear and gets those feet moving.

The Copacabana is an ultra-popular nightclub located inside the famous Casino. Live music events and grand shows are held at the Copacabana on a daily basis, with themes ranging from the usual to the outrageous. This is the epitome of classy entertainment in Madeira.

Things to do in Madeira in February

For visitors who want to enjoy the island's wonderful weather away from the beach, the Palheiro Golf Course in Funchal is ranked among Europe's most beautiful courses and at 500 metres above sea level, the views are amazing. This 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course trails through a pristine natural environment of pine forests, botanical woodlands, seaside vistas and sub-tropical vegetation.

Animal lovers may want to visit the Quinta Do Riacho in Funchal. These horse riding stables are located in the mountains and overlook the island's capital. Riders of all skill levels are welcome and catered for. Whether you choose to go on a walk through the surrounding countryside or take riding lessons on site, there is a friendly horse with your name on it.

Pico Ruivo being the highest mountain in Madeira is a wonderful viewpoint. A steep but safe road leads up to a car park and enables you to see the exceptional views and for brave explorers walk right to the top of the 1862 meter mountain. The weather can change very fast here so prepare for strong winds.

Walk from Funchal to the stunning Santo Serra, a little village with a park worth visiting (Blandy Park). The paths are lined with blooming camellias and lots of wildlife. It's definitely an area of Madeira that kids would enjoy exploring. There is a golf course near by and on weekends you can find locals selling food and goods from village stalls. 

February events in Madeira

Carnival

Carnival

7th February 2018 to 14th February 2018

The annual Madeira carnival is celebrated throughout the whole of the island, (but especially throughout the main streets of Funchal) with parades, processions, theatrical performances, music concerts and plenty of stalls selling local food and drink.

Website:

http://www.visitmadeira.pt/en-gb/what-to-do/events/search/madeira-carnival-festivities

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Valentine’s Day

14th February 2018

Valentine’s Day in Madeira is celebrated much in the same way as anywhere else in Europe, with couples enjoying romantic activities together. On this day, many cafes and restaurants advertise special Valentine’s Day menus – some even host romantic music performances on the evening, too.

Website:

http://www.madeira-live.com/en/newsflash/february-events.html

Festival

Festa dos Compadres

16th February 2018 to 23rd February 2018

The Festa dos Compadres, celebrated in Santana, is a traditional festival similar to the annual carnival. Known for its parades, musical concerts and theatrical performances, this festival sees actors perform sketches about current important political issues whilst giant figurines are publicly ridiculed in the street and then set on fire. Loads of food and drink kiosks are also set up for the duration of the event.

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