Madeira and Porto Santo are suitable all year round as a tourist destination. Not for nothing is Madeira called "The Island of Eternal Spring" or "Floating Garden of the Atlantic" or "Flower Island".
In the summer months of July to October, the daytime temperatures are at a pleasant 26 ° - 30 ° C.
In the mild winter months, the temperature rarely drops below 16 ° C. It hardly rains in the months of June to August. The water temperatures are always between 18 ° -22 ° C due to the warm Gulf Stream.
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The capital Funchal is located on the southern coast of Madeira. The approximately 120,000 inhabitants are spread out into the mountains.
50% of all inhabitants of Madeira live in Funchal!
The runway of the airport was until 2000 so short that jets could start only half refueled and had to land in Porto Santo after 10 minutes flying time. The extension from 1.6 km to 3 km rests on concrete stilts and is referred to in Madeira as Millennium building.
Under the runway there is a sports park. The aircraft noise is barely audible there.