Madeira owes a large share of its resources with top-of-the-range tourism. A considerable rise of hotel industry followed the opening of the airport in 1964. Everywhere around bay west of Funchal luxurious establishments with swimming pool pushed then. But at the very least tormented relief of the island only made it possible to create a runway for medium-haul airplanes. Madeira remains for this reason mainly attended by the German and English, French tourists in less measurement.
Madeira enjoys a moderate climate all the year, the average temperature being of 16 °C in winter and 21 °C in summer. It on the southern part, is well protected from the winds, that the climate is shown most favorable. The rain is rare there and fall generally in March, April and October. The luminosity is excellent there. The temperature of the water, which varies 18 °C with 20 °C, authorizes the baths almost all the year.
The interior has lower and less regular temperatures. The clouds accumulate on the tops, humidifying the mountainous regions. Abundant in spring and the autumn, the rain makes these areas the “tower water” of the island. In winter, the fog is the daily batch of those which live or venture on the plate.
In spite of the very soft climate and the generous vegetation of Madeira, it is released quickly from the island, beyond from a feeling of exoticism, an impression of roughness.
Weather in Madeira in this moment
Voltage: 220 volts.
The catches are compatible with the French catches.
Calendar of the festivals
The Madeira is administratively divided into 10 communes.