What's the weather like in Funchal in December?
Located on the south coast of Madeira, a beautiful Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean, the city of Funchal has a Mediterranean-style climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. December is the start of winter in the city, but temperatures are still pleasant at this time of year and days are often sunny. It can be quite wet in Madeira this month so it’s worth bringing an umbrella, but rain showers are usually short and sharp.
The average temperature in Funchal in December is a mild 18°C, peaking at 20°C and dipping to 15°C after dark. Although it can be t-shirt weather during the daytime, you’ll need warmer layers for evenings out in the city. Around 90mm of rain’s predicted over the course of the month, and with 16 days expecting wet weather it’s very likely you’ll have a shower or two during your holiday in December.