Funchal weather in December (Madeira Islands, Madeira)

The average maximum daytime temperature in Funchal in December lies at 18.2°C (64.76°F). Usually it is the warmest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 15.6°C (60.08°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during December is high with an average of 102mm (4.0 inchec). There are generally around 12 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 152 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Funchal, monthly averages in December

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Min Temperature 15 °C  
Max Temperature 18 °C  
Water Temperature 19 °C *  
Chance of Rain 40%  
Precipitation 101mm  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 70% *  
Sunshine 152 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 49% *  

Where to stay in Funchal

Where to go in Madeira in December

Find out more about the weather in Madeira in December and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in December? Visitors traveling to Funchal should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. With a water temperature of around 19.0°C (66.2°F), this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in December.

Outdoor sports

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