Averages for Madeira in July

Weather lowdown

July is a very popular time to visit Madeira, when the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the temperatures are high. During this month, the average temperature for the island increases from 22.5°C on July 1st up to 23.5°C by July 31st. Daily highs and lows rise in a similar fashion as the month progresses, from 25°C to 26°C and from 20°C to 21°C, respectively.

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  • Temperature Temperature 22°C 71°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 24°C 75°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 6 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 4 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 22°C 72°F

Daily averages for Madeira

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 21 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 23 23 24 22 22 23 23 23 23 25 24 23 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 23 24 24 24
°F 70 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 73 73 75 72 72 73 73 73 73 77 75 73 75 75 75 75 75 73 73 73 75 75 75

Weather lowdown

July is a very popular time to visit Madeira, when the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the temperatures are high. During this month, the average temperature for the island increases from 22.5°C on July 1st up to 23.5°C by July 31st. Daily highs and lows rise in a similar fashion as the month progresses, from 25°C to 26°C and from 20°C to 21°C, respectively.

Throughout July, Malta is subject to an average rainfall of 6mm which is divided between four rainy days. With so little rainfall occurring on so few days, you probably won't even see a drop of the wet stuff during your holiday, so you can leave the umbrella at home and bring extra swimming gear and suntan lotion instead.

The likelihood of rainfall occurring in Madeira in July is at its highest around July 14th, when it occurs in 24% of days. On the other hand, rainfall is least likely to occur around July 31st, when it happens on 22% of days. Thanks to the low probability throughout the month, the chance of you experiencing rainfall at any time in July is very low. If you are unfortunate enough to get some of the wet stuff during your holiday, it will most likely be light rain or drizzle.

During this month, Madeira enjoys an average of 11 hours of sunshine each day – that's one hour more every day than the previous month. With so much sunshine, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore the island, as well as hitting the beach to work on your tan.

Across July, the length of the day is essentially constant, with a difference of only 30 minutes between the first and last day of the month. The shortest day in July is July 31st with 13 hours and 45 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is July 2nd with 14 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.

During July, the sky in Madeira is best described as being partly cloudy, with an average cloud coverage of 40% - that's slightly lower than the previous month. This average is created by highs of 41% around July 4th and lows of 40% around July 26th. Despite the seemingly high cloud coverage figures, you'll still see plenty of clear skies and sunshine during your holiday in July.

Across an average July in Madeira, typical wind speeds range between 2 m/s and 7m/s (light breeze to moderate breeze), almost never exceeding 9 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) tends to occur around July 10th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually happens around July 31st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. Throughout the month, the wind is most often coming from a north easterly direction.

The relative humidity for Madeira in July fluctuates between 53% (mildly humid) and 80% (humid), almost never dropping below 40% (comfortable) or exceeding 90% (very humid). The air is usually at its driest around July 21st, when the relative humidity levels drop below 59% three days out of every four. July 1st is when the air is normally at its most humid, when the relative humidity levels rise above 74% three days out of every four.

In July, the average sea temperature for Madeira is 22°C – that's 1°C warmer than the previous month. Despite everyone feeling the temperature of water differently, most visitors to the island agree that this is the perfect temperature for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, which is why you'll see so many swimmers and sunbathers on the beaches of Madeira at this time of year.

Porto Santo Beach in Madeira

Porto Santo Beach in Madeira

Things to do

July is a great month to visit parks in Madeira, when the flowers are blooming at the sun is shining. The Presidential Palace Garden is one of the best on the island and features landscaped gardens, miniature cottages and all sorts of tropical flowers. There are several walking paths you can follow and numerous benches where you can rest.

If you love stunning views, make sure you stop by Faja dos Padres – a lookout point with incredible vistas stretching across the sea. This site is best visited on a clear day and with so little cloud coverage in July, you'll be spoilt for choice. After soaking up the views, you can take a lift down to the bottom of the cliff and enjoy a leisurely lunch at the café before hitting the nearby beach.

Porto Moniz Beach in Madeira

Porto Moniz Beach in Madeira

Where to eat and drink

If you want to try the local cuisine, consider dining at Sabores do Curral. This restaurant is known for its amazing views from the roof terrace which stretch out far across the scenery for miles. In addition to the vast array of starters, mains and sides, this restaurant also offers a selection of wonderfully hand-made desserts.

Tourists craving a curry should head to the Indian House in Funchal. Here you'll find a huge range of curry dishes, from mild korma and tandoori to spicy vindaloo and phaal. There is a small selection of sweet treats available, too, providing you with the perfect way to end your meal.

The Café do Teatro is one of the very best cafes in Madeira, located in the centre of Funchal. Here you can drink and snack in style whilst watching the world go by on the large open terrace. There are loads of drinks to choose from, ranging from their famous coffees to spirits and mixers.

Marginal is known as being one of the hottest clubs in Madeira. This small nightclub has been open for more than 11 years and is best after midnight, when the party really gets going. Here you can choose to sip on a drink whilst chatting at the bar or hit the dance floor and dance until the early hours.

Where to stay

Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Malta should take a look at the Jardins d'Ajuda Suite Hotel in Funchal. This four-star complex boasts swimming pools, restaurants, bars, fitness centres and even resident entertainers. Rooms cost from just £28 per night and many offer kitchenettes, making them ideal for holidaymakers who don't wish to dine out every night.

Solar da Bica is a great place to stay if you want a truly relaxing holiday. This rural hotel offers a variety of rooms, suites and apartments, providing something for all budgets and family sizes. Onsite facilities and services include: bar, swimming pool, WiFi access, games room, gardens and parking.

If a spa break is what you're after, consider staying at the five-star Madeira Mare. This luxury hotel provides designer rooms, premium suites, master suites, executive suites and accessible rooms. There are loads of services and facilities for guests to enjoy, including: restaurants, spa, fitness centre and swimming pools. 

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