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Weather Averages for Madeira in February
Averages for Madeira in February
Madeira, officially a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean, is actually closer to Northern Africa than Europe by over 100 miles. As such, the climate mimics that of the hot African regions and enjoys year-round warm and dry weather.
February is the coldest month in Madeira but with temperatures ranging from 13 to 19 degrees celsius visitors can be excused for thinking it’s spring or summer. Around 11 days of the month are expected to be wet, but with only 3.5 inches of rainfall on average, it’s unlikely to ruin any plans.
For party lovers, February is one of the best times of the year to visit the island of Madeira. An entire week is dedicated to the Madeira Carnival and the locals know how to celebrate in style. With bright and energetic parades, outrageous costumes and some of the best samba music outside of Brazil, this annual Madeiran event is often likened to the famous Rio Carnival.
The celebrations take place in the capital city of Funchal so there are plenty of accommodation options to suit every budget. The 4* Monumental Lido Hotel and Spa provides luxury, but with rooms starting from a low price of £53 per night.
There are plenty of less energetic activities in Madeira. The Madeira Story Centre is an ideal place to take things easy. This interactive museum demonstrating the history of the island is an interesting place to spend a few hours and there’s plenty to keep the children entertained too. The onsite cafe offers a range of delicious Madeiran delicacies, perfect for a light lunch in Funchal.