Funchal weather in January (Madeira Islands, Madeira)

The average maximum daytime temperature in Funchal in January lies at 17.2°C (62.96°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 14.4°C (57.92°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during January is high with an average of 106mm (4.2 inchec). This makes it the wettest month of the year. There are generally around 11 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 161 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Funchal, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature 14 °C  
Max Temperature 17 °C  
Water Temperature 18 °C *  
Chance of Rain 39%  
Precipitation 105mm  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 71% *  
Sunshine 161 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 50% *  

Where to go in Madeira in January

Find out more about the weather in Madeira in January 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 January? 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 18.0°C (64.4°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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