Averages for Madeira in June

What's the Weather Like in Madeira in June

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.


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What's the Weather Like in Madeira in June

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.

Average Sunshine Hours

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.

Daylight Hours

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.

Average Sea Temperature

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.

Madeira Hotels in June

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. 

Bars and Restaurants

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.

Things to do in Madeira in June

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.

June events in Madeira


Medieval Market

1st June 2018 to 30th June 2018

Madeira's Medieval Market is held in the oldest settlement on the island - Machico. This market forms part of a Medieval festival which celebrates the early days of the island with street decorations, locals dressed up in Medieval costumes, historical re-enactments, open-air theatres, music concerts, acrobats and fire-eaters. The market stalls are full of all sorts of traditional handicrafts and also offer woodwork, weaving and pottery demonstrations. Date not confirmed but it is sometime in the month of June.


Atlantic Festival

3rd June 2018 to 24th June 2018

Throughout June each year, the Atlantic Festival is celebrated in the centre of Funchal. This festival is organised by the Regional Secretariat of Tourism of Madeira and is comprised of three major components - the Madeira Music Festival, classical music performances from philharmonic groups and the International Firework Competitions. The classical music performances are held in various venues throughout the city, including the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Palácio de São Lourenço, Casa das Mudas and numerous churches. The International Firework Competitions take place every Saturday on the Breakwater (June 6th 13th 20th and 27th in 2016).

Bonfire Jumping

12th June 2018 to 19th June 2018

The bonfire jumping forms part of the Festa dos Santos Populares and takes place throughout Porto Santo. This event is one of the best-known tourist attractions in the town and sees locals jumping over large bonfires on the beach - those who can jump the highest are said to be the luckiest in love. Traditional parades and balloon releases are also held during this event.

St. John's Altars

19th June 2018 to 24th June 2018

St. John's Altars forms part of the Festa dos Santos Populares and is celebrated in Funchal. During this traditional event, local shops create and display various altars before the "marchas populares" take place, followed by live entertainment and feasting.

Festa da Espada Preta

19th June 2018 to 29th June 2018

The Festa da Espada Preta (Black Scabbard Fish Festival) coincides with the celebrations of Saint Peter and takes place in Câmara de Lobos. These events include all sorts of entertainment, including live music, traditional dancing, food stalls set up around the port and firework displays. As well as promoting one of the most traditional Madeiran dishes, the Black Scabbard Fish Festival also honours the local fishermen who devote themselves to catching this type of fish. The date has not been confirmed but it is sometime in June.


Festa dos Santos Populares

12th June 2018 to 29th June 2018

The Festa dos Santos Populares (Festival of the Popular Saints) takes place in Funchal and is dedicated to three saints - Santo António (the saint of love), São João (the patron saint of Porto Santo) and São Pedro (the protector of fishermen). During this festival there are loads of family-friendly activities and events to enjoy, including parades, music concerts, bonfires and food stalls. Candlelit balloons are also used to decorate the streets in honour of São João, whilst lively celebrations take place throughout Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava in honour of São Pedro.


Festa da Cereja

16th June 2018 to 18th June 2018

Câmara de Lobos hosts the Festa da Cereja (Cherry Festival). This foodie fair gives local farmers the chance to display and sell the varieties of cherries which they have harvested during the start of summer, including the delicious Norberto cherry, which has been adapted to Madeira’s climate and soil. There is plenty going on during this festival, such as a parade, food stalls and music concerts.

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