Nights in Madeira are getting colder

Differences of 10 degrees unusual

Nights in Madeira are getting colder 1Yesterday’s Diario reported that the cold teperature at dawn in Madeira was even more pronounced compared to the previous nights, with minimum temperatures in the order of 4.7°C in Bica da Cana, 6°C in Santo da Serra, 7ºC in Monte, 8ºC in Quinta Grande or 9.1ºC in São Vicente, in addition to other lower values ​​in the highest points of the island.
In line with the chill, the highest night-time minimums did not reach 15 ° C, meaning that the 14.6 ° C at Porto Moniz was the highest low recorded by any of the weather stations.
During the day the temperatures even go up to normal levels for the season, but at night they have dropped quite a lot in several places. There are differences in the order of 10 degrees, which is not very common for the region.

Coldest day of the new year

At 10.00 last night the lowest temperature over a 22-hour period was 3,8ºC, in Bica da Cana, whilst the highest at that point in time was at the Lido (15.2ºC ). The Weather Institute forecast shows that today (Thursday) could be the coldest so far of 2019

5 thoughts on “Nights in Madeira are getting colder”

  1. Not surprising as the air reaching Madeira over the last couple of days started its journey in the Arctic.
    Once again, unusually, the High Pressure over the UK has been controlling the weather on both islands, pushing cold dry air down towards Madeira and pulling warmer moist air up towards the western side of the UK.
    At least Madeira has the sunshine to warm things up during the day ! – here we’ve got the aptly named ‘anticyclonic gloom’ – probably centred over 10 Downing Street at the moment I shouldn’t wonder – lol

  2. Hello, I wonder if any one has any guidance on the following ,this is regarding health care when being a part of the year resident .Me and my wife have visited Madeira many time since 1981 and visit every year . But we are intending when we retire in a few years time to spend six months each year in Madeira and six months in the uk. We will be paid our state pensions in the UK. We intend to sell our family home and downsize in the uk and buy two smaller properties one in the U.K and one in Madeira.

  3. David

    In relation to your query, there is a lot of useful information regarding healthcare and more ,compiled by Admin under the Living in Portugal heading at the top of the Home page

    The problem is Brexit and what the situation will be in a few years time , when you indicate, you will be ready to move as the existing arrangements may or may not apply

    There is a Portuguese NHS like system which after gaining Residency status you would be entitled to join under the present situation
    I assume you know about the private Medical Centres in Funchal like Madeira Medical Centre ( near the Market) where you pay 55€ to see a doctor.

    As retirees your age will make acquiring private medical insurance difficult but there is a company called Médis Portugal who offer an appropriately named Vintage policy for an annual premium around 390€ to 585€ per person – just what you exactly get for your money I still have to investigate.


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