Weather in December in Madeira

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Madeira. Is this month a good time to go to Madeira? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Madeira in December?

The weather in Madeira in December is generally pleasant.

You can expect pleasant maximum average daytime temperatures around 21°C (69°F) and nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) in Funchal.

Precipitation in December ranges from moderate in Porto Santo with an average of 53mm (2.1inch) rainfall to high in Funchal with 117mm (4.6inch). It is the wettest month of the year in Funchal. It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 152 hours of sunshine in Funchal during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Madeira.

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.

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 / 3.5inch 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 21°C (69°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
23°C / 73°F 
17°C / 62°F 
166 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
10 days 
21°C / 69°F 
15°C / 59°F 
152 hours 
117mm / 4.6inch 
12 days 
January   >> January
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20°C / 67°F 
14°C / 57°F 
161 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
11 days 
Climate in Funchal

Average weather in Porto Santo

In December Porto Santo generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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 
16°C / 61°F 
151 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
12 days 
18°C / 64°F 
14°C / 57°F 
133 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
14 days 
January   >> January
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17°C / 63°F 
13°C / 55°F 
135 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
13 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 21°C (69°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
23°C / 73°F 
17°C / 62°F 
166 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
10 days 
21°C / 69°F 
15°C / 59°F 
152 hours 
117mm / 4.6inch 
12 days 
January   >> January
>>  
20°C / 67°F 
14°C / 57°F 
161 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
11 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 not the best time to visit Madeira with commonly pleasant weather in Funchal.

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

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