Madeira weather in December

Are you planning a trip to Madeira in December and wondering what kind of weather to expect? Look no further than this page for all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Madeira in December?

The weather conditions in Madeira in December are generally tolerable.

You can expect pleasant maximum average daytime temperatures of around 18°C (65°F) and nighttime temperatures around 16°C (60°F) in Funchal.

December is a rainy month with an average rainfall of around 102mm (4 inches) in Funchal. It is also generally a moderately sunny time of year with an average of 152 hours of sunshine in Funchal during the entire month.

To learn more about the weather conditions in specific areas of Madeira, check out the map below.

Where to go in Madeira in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Madeira on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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).

Popular destinations in Madeira

What is the weather like in December for the 3 most popular destinations in Madeira?

Average weather in Funchal

In December Funchal generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (65°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (60°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Funchal
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 67°F 
17°C / 62°F 
166 hours 
102mm / 4" 
11 days 
18°C / 65°F 
16°C / 60°F 
152 hours 
102mm / 4" 
12 days 
January   >> January
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17°C / 63°F 
14°C / 58°F 
161 hours 
106mm / 4.2" 
12 days 
Climate in Funchal

Average weather in Porto Santo

In December Porto Santo generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Porto Santo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 68°F 
19°C / 65°F 
151 hours 
99mm / 3.9" 
11 days 
19°C / 66°F 
17°C / 63°F 
133 hours 
101mm / 4" 
12 days 
January   >> January
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18°C / 64°F 
16°C / 61°F 
135 hours 
103mm / 4" 
12 days 
Climate in Porto Santo

Average weather in Ponta de São Lourenço

In December Ponta de São Lourenço generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (65°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (62°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Ponta de São Lourenço
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 68°F 
18°C / 64°F 
166 hours 
101mm / 4" 
11 days 
19°C / 65°F 
17°C / 62°F 
152 hours 
102mm / 4" 
12 days 
January   >> January
>>  
18°C / 64°F 
15°C / 60°F 
161 hours 
104mm / 4.1" 
12 days 
Climate in Ponta de São Lourenço

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Is December the best time to go to Madeira?

In our opinion December is a good time to visit Madeira with commonly tolerable weather in Funchal. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Madeira is in May, June, July, August, September and October with generally perfect weather in Funchal. The worst month is January that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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