Madeira Weather May Averages, Madeira Islands
What's The Weather Like in Madeira in May?
May falls at the end of the spring season in Madeira when the island enjoys mild temperatures and loads of sunshine.
Is Madeira Hot in May?
At this time of the year, the average temperature for the island increases from 18.5°C at the start of the month up to 19.5°C by the end of the month. Daily highs change in a similar way, rising from 21°C to 22°C, whilst daily lows also increase from 16°C to 17°C as the month progresses.
Does It Rain In Madeira In May?
Madeira has an average rainfall of only 15mm of rain divided amongst eight days. With rain falling on only a quarter of the month, there is quite a small chance you'll experience as much as a shower during your holiday.
Average Sunshine Hours In May
Across May, Madeira enjoys around ten hours of sunshine each day, giving you plenty of opportunities to hit the beach and work on your tan during your holiday.
Is Madeira Windy In May?
Over the course of a typical May in Madeira, wind speeds usually vary between light breezes and fresh breezes.
Is The Sea Warm In Madeira In May?
During this month, the average sea temperature for Madeira is 19°C. While some people will find this temperature perfect for enjoying a swim, others might find it a bit too cold.
Madeira Hotels in May
If you plan on visiting the annual Lemon Festival, the Colmo Hotel is a great place to stay. This hotel is located close to the festival's grounds and offers very affordable accommodation, making it both convenient and great value for guests on a budget. After a long day at the festival, the hotel's piano bar is a relaxing place to spend an evening in Santana.
Quinta Mirabela is perfect for guests in search of a small boutique hotel. Here you'll find a small number of rooms, each of which is uniquely decorated. There is a handful of services and facilities available onsite, such as: restaurant, swimming pool, health club and gym.
For something a bit more luxurious, check out the Pestana Grand Hotel. This five-star complex provides guests with standard rooms, family rooms and various suites. There are also loads of services and facilities to take advantage of, including: restaurants, bars, spa, swimming pool and internet access.
Estalagem Quinta da Casa Branca is the first choice for travellers in search of uncompromising luxury. Set in the verdant hillsides outside Funchal, and surrounded by manicured tropical gardens, this graceful hotel occupies a former manor house and seamlessly combines classic charm with all the modern touches.
Bars and Restaurants
Restaurante Goya is a popular restaurant located in Funchal serving a wide variety of international specialities and a few signature French dishes. The most popular item on the menu is the fixed-price three-course meal which allows you to sample some of the restaurant's best dishes which are paired with local wines. If you're not feeling that hungry, there is an extensive a la carte menu to choose from, too.
If you're craving a curry, stop by Delhi Indian Restaurant. Here you'll find a vast selection of Indian starters, mains and side dishes, including the curries we all know and love. Here you can choose to dine at the restaurant or order a takeaway and enjoy your meal back at your hotel.
When it comes to a traditional British pub in Madeira, it doesn't get much better than the Prince Albert Pub. Here you'll find a wide variety of local and imported beers, as well as a selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks. Live sporting events are regularly shown on numerous TV screens and fun-filled theme nights are the norm.
The Chameleon Club, located just a short walk away from the harbour in Funchal, is a top class nightclub. Inside you'll find a number of dance floors which are usually packed with locals and holidaymakers alike who come together to dance the night away. The dance floors are lined by numerous bars where you can enjoy a wide variety of drinks.
Things to do in Madeira in May
With spring in full bloom, May is a great time to visit some of Madeira's parks. The Monte Palace Tropical Garden is one of the most popular parks, located at the top of the Monte Hill in Funchal. Much more than an ordinary park, this attraction is often described as one of the world's most beautiful botanical gardens, bursting with all sorts of exotic plants and trees, as well as ponds teeming with koi, ceramic tiles and garden art.
The Santa Catarina Park is another park worthy of a visit during your holiday. Here you'll find gardens, ponds, lakes, fountains and benches, making it a great place to relax. You can bring along a picnic and enjoy it under the shade of a tree, or stop by the café for a bite to eat.
If panoramic views are your thing, make sure you visit Cabo Girao. This popular view point boasts stunning vistas which stretch all the way down the cliff face to the coast below and across the glistening sea. If you're feeling brave, you can even stand on the glass floor and admire the view 580 metres below.