Madeira Weather April Averages, Madeira Islands
What's The Weather Like in Madeira in April?
All-year-long Madeira enjoys plenty of sunshine and pleasantly warm temperatures this is especially true in April, which falls within the spring season on the island.
Is Madeira Warm In April?
In April the average temperature for Madeira is 16.5ºC, made up of highs of 19ºC and average lows of 14ºC.
Does It Rain In Maderia In April?
April falls within the dry season in Madeira, which means there is only a small amount of rainfall expected. During this month, the average rainfall is 60mm which is spread out over ten rainy days.
April Sunshine Hours
During April, Madeira enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine every day a figure significantly higher than many other countries and islands in northern and central Europe.
Is Madeira Windy In April?
Typical wind speeds fluctuate between light and moderate breezes almost never rising above fresher winds.
How Humid Is Madeira?
The relative humidity for Madeira in April ranges from a mildly humid 53% to a humid 80%, very rarely dropping below 43% (comfortable) or exceeding 89% (very humid).
Can You Swim In The Sea In Madeira In April?
In April the average sea temperature for Madeira is 19°C, just about warm enough for a refreshing dip!
Madeira Hotels in April
84% of the Porto Moniz region on the north coast of Madeira is a protected environment and as such, it's a top choice for accommodation if you want to explore the area. At only £18 per night, the Pensao Salgueiro hotel is an ideal option. Rooms have fantastic views over the surrounding natural environment and the onsite restaurant boasts floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean.
Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel is another great choice for holidaymakers who want to be close to the beach during their holiday. This hotel is located just a stone's throw away from the sea and provides guests with standard rooms, superior rooms and suites. Onsite services and facilities include: restaurants, bars, spa, internet-access, swimming pool and live entertainment.
The Four-Star Porto Bay Serra Golf is a great choice for holidaymakers who want luxury on a budget. This hotel provides standard rooms, superior rooms and suites, each of which can sleep between three and five guests. There are loads of amenities and services available onsite, such as: restaurants, bars, spa, swimming pool, gym and free WiFi access.
Located on the south coast of the island, Four Views Oasis offers magnificent sea views and a variety of rooms with all the modern conveniences. Boasting an onsite bar and restaurant, relaxing spa and a range of other amenities, guests won't even have to leave the hotel if they don't want to. There's also a large outdoor pool located next to the seafront, which makes an excellent spot for bathing when the weather permits.
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to traditional Madeiran restaurants, it doesn't get much more authentic than Restaurante do Forte. This eatery offers both indoor and outdoor seating, giving you the choice to eat 'al fresco' if the weather's warm enough to do so. The menu here is full of Portuguese and Madeiran specialities which are served alongside complementary local wines.
For a more contemporary dining experience, spend an evening at Armazem do Sal. This restaurant is known for its affordable tasting menu, which gives diners the chance to try some of the eatery's most popular dishes, paired with delicious wines. If you're looking for something a bit lighter, there is an extensive a la carte menu available, too.
If you're looking for a home away from home, check out Pub Number 2. This friendly British-run pub is a cheap place to grab a drink whilst taking advantage of the free WiFi on offer. If you fancy something a bit different, try the local dark beer which is hard to come across in many bars.
Opposite Pub Number 2, you'll find Kool Klub Kafe one of the best nightclubs in Madeira. Here you'll find plush furniture and modern accessories that perfectly complement the trendy music which plays on well into the early hours. Here you can choose to dance the night away on the dance floor or chill out on the exterior terrace with a cocktail.
Things to do in Madeira in April
The northern areas of Madeira offer unique opportunities to experience nature of a different kind. Madeira's Laurisilva forest is the largest in the world and also one of the best preserved, making it worthy of UNESCO's World Heritage Site List. Visitors should keep in mind that this is rainforest territory and the humidity levels are through the roof, so it might be worth taking a spare set of clothes with you to change into.
Ponta de Sao Lourenco is another nature hotspot worthy of a visit. Here you'll find stunning views which are best appreciated if you follow the 4km walking trail. This spot is known for its amazing sunsets, so if you grab your camera and head off on the walk around three or four hours before the sun sets, you should get some incredible photos.
If you fancy a swim but aren't keen on sand, spend a day at the Lava Pools in Porto Moniz. This popular spot boasts a number of rock pools located along the sea front which you can swim in. If the sea is particularly wavy, the Lava Pools will be closed, so make sure you go on a calm day. When you've had enough with swimming, you can chill out in the bar or restaurant.
A Funchal attraction worth checking out is the Teleferico Cable Car and Botanical Gardens. Located just outside the town, visitors are whisked up the verdant mountainside to a lush tropical garden, which comprises over 2,500 exotic plants which are neatly incorporated into the grounds.
April events in Madeira
Madeira Film Festival
1st April 2020
The Madeira Film Festival takes place at Hotel Reid's Palace and Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias in April. This film festival is the most exclusive and independent of its kind in Europe which aims to showcase various feature, short and documentary films to film directors from all around the world.
Regional Sugar Cane Fair
4th April 2020 to 5th April 2020
The Regional Sugar Cane Fair is held each year at the farmers' market in Canhas, Ponta do Sol. This foodie festival features an exhibit which focuses on the sugar industry, as well as a sugar cane presentation where visitors can learn how honey molasses are produced. There are also opportunities to sample various foods, take part in sugar cane cutting workshops and enjoy the traditional entertainment.
Madeira Island Ultra Trail
25th April 2020
The Madeira Island Ultra Trail is a long-distance running event which covers the entire island of Madeira. The event is made up of four races in total - Trail 20 (20km), Trail 42 (42km), UT 85 (85km) and UT 115 (115km) - each of which travels east to west from the sea, through the Laurisilva forests, up to the mountain peaks of Pico do Arieiro and Pico do Ruivo.
Madeira Flower Festival
29th April 2020 to 5th May 2020
The Madeira Flower Festival runs over four days, with tropical plant displays, flower carpets, folk dancing and music concerts. The highlights of the festival are the parades - the Children's Parade on the Saturday and the main parade on the Sunday when hundreds of dancers, accompanied by floral floats, march through the streets of Funchal. In addition to the parades, the Madeira Flower Festival also features a tropical flower display created by local growers on the Largo da RestauraÃ§Ã£o.