Averages for Madeira in June

Weather lowdown

June marks the start of the summer season in Madeira, which means that clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine and high temperatures are almost guaranteed. At this time of year, the average temperature for the island rises up from 20.5°C on June 1st up to 22.5°C by June 30th. Daily highs follow a similar fashion, increasing from 23°C to 25°C, whilst daily lows also rise from 18°C to 20°C as the month develops.

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Daily averages for Madeira

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Weather lowdown

June marks the start of the summer season in Madeira, which means that clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine and high temperatures are almost guaranteed. At this time of year, the average temperature for the island rises up from 20.5°C on June 1st up to 22.5°C by June 30th. Daily highs follow a similar fashion, increasing from 23°C to 25°C, whilst daily lows also rise from 18°C to 20°C as the month develops.

During this month, Madeira receives an average rainfall of 9mm which is spread out across five days. With rain falling on only 1/6 of the month, you probably won't experience any precipitation at all during your holiday. That means you can leave your waterproofs and umbrellas at home and fill your case with shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses and suntan cream instead.

The probability of rainfall occurring in Madeira during this month is at its highest around June 7th when it occurs in 30% of days. On the other hand, rainfall is least likely to happen around June 28th, when it only falls on 23% of days. In June, the most common forms of rainfall you can expect is light rain and drizzle and although there is a chance of moderate rain and thunderstorms, they are extremely unlikely to happen during this month.

Throughout June, Madeira enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine every day, giving you plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun whilst exploring the island.

During this month, the length of the day is essentially constant, with a tiny difference of four minutes between June 1st and June 30th. The shortest day of the month is June 1st with 14 hours and 9 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is June 18th with 14 hours and 18 minutes of daylight.

In June, the sky in Madeira is most accurately described as being partly cloudy, with an average cloud coverage of 41% - that's slightly lower than the previous month. This statistic is created from highs of 46% at the start of the month and lows of 41% toward the end of the month.

Over the course of a typical June in Madeira, wind speeds usually fluctuate between 1 m/s (light breeze) and 7 m/s (moderate breeze), very rarely going above 9 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) usually occurs around June 30th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s tends to happen around June 12th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. Throughout the month, the wind is most often coming from a north easterly direction.

The relative humidity for Madeira in June ranges between 55% (mildly humid) up to 81% (humid), very rarely falling below 43% (comfortable) or rising above 92% (very humid). The air is most often at its driest around June 22nd, when the relative humidity levels fall below 61% three days out of every four. June 19th is when the air is usually at its most humid, when the relative humidity levels rise above 76% three days out of every four.

In June, the average sea temperature for Madeira is 21°C – that's a fair bit warmer than the previous months. Although everyone feels sea water differently, almost everyone will find this temperature perfect for swimming, which is why you'll see so many people on the beaches at this time of year.

Ribeira do Faial Beach in Madeira

Ribeira do Faial Beach in Madeira

Things to do

The warm temperatures and pleasantly mild sea water make June a top month to soak up some rays at the beach. Sun worshippers will be hard pressed to find anywhere better than Prainha Beach. Situated on the easternmost point of the island, on the Ponta de São Lourenço peninsula overlooking the Atlantic and Morocco, this quiet haven is perfect for relaxing while working on your tan.

If you're a fan of panoramic views, don't miss the chance to ride the Monte Cable Car. This cable car is based in Funchal and takes visitors from the centre of the city all the way up to the top of Monte, close to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. From the top of the cable car you can see across the whole of Funchal and way out to sea, so make sure you take your camera with you!

Instead of taking the cable car back down into Funchal, why not take a wooden toboggan? This is an incredibly fun way to get back down the mountain and is much faster than walking. Instead of a traditional snow toboggan, these toboggans are wooden garden benches with ski-style legs which are pushed down by locals dressed in traditional Madeiran clothes.  

Classical music lovers won't want to miss the chance to spend an evening watching the Madeira Mandolin Orchestra. This orchestra has been successfully running for years and hosts performances at the English Church almost every Friday (June 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th in 2014). The ages of the musicians age from ten to 50 and performances only last an hour, making them suitable for couples and families alike.

Porto Santo Beach in Madeira

Porto Santo Beach in Madeira

Where to eat and drink

If you like top quality steak and amazing wines, make sure you stop by Beef and Wines. This steakhouse offers a huge selection of meat dishes, including beef, chicken, pork and lamb, as well as a small selection of fish dishes. The wine list is extensive and covers pretty much every kind of wine you can imagine.

For something a bit more local, check out Funcho Gourmet. This restaurant specialises in Portuguese cuisine and serves a wide variety of starters, mains and desserts, all of which are prepared freshly onsite. The staff here are known for being incredibly friendly and welcoming, creating a pleasant atmosphere for all diners.

If you're in the mood for a cocktail, stop by Joe's Bar. Found in the centre of Funchal, this bar serves a huge range of cocktails, as well as a selection of beers, wines and soft drinks. On top of the bar, you'll find a fabulous restaurant, renowned for their steaks.

O Molhe is a great place to go for a buzzing atmosphere. This nightclub is known for its amazing parties which stretch on well into the early hours. Special colour-themed parties are regularly held, when everyone must wear the same colour.

Where to stay

Hotel Orquidea in Funchal is a great place for families and couples alike to stay during their holiday in Madeira. Here, rates start at just £36 per night and while rooms may be basic, there really is no better location from which to relax with a glass of Madeira wine and watch the sun set on the horizon.

When it comes to beachside accommodation, it doesn't get much better than Pestana Palms. This four-star hotel is made up of studios, junior suites and presidential suites, providing something for all budgets. Onsite services and facilities include: bars, restaurants, wellness centre, free internet access and swimming pool.

The four-star Golden Residence is another great choice when it comes to holiday accommodation on the beach. This hotel overlooks the sea and provides guests with a number of standard rooms, suites and apartments. Onsite amenities and services include: swimming pool, fitness centre, bar, restaurant and free WiFi access. 

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