The island of Madeira, because of its privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, have a surprisingly mild climate.Very mild average temperatures, 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity, confer upon this island exceptional subtropical features.
The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf current, presenting averages of 22ºC in the summer and 18º in the winter.
We update information regarding flights departing from Madeira over the next days, confirming the departure from Funchal - Helsinki by Finnair for tomorrow, the 27th, and a new Easyjet flight on the 29th.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and low demand that does not justify the flight at lunchtime, between Lisbon and Funchal, TAP, as from the 22nd of March, cancels its flight - TP1689 - due to land at 1:25 p.m., at the Cristiano Ronaldo Airport.
Due to the current circumstances resulting from the world pandemic by COVID-19, and given the effects that it has caused on the emitting tourism markets for Madeira and on Madeira itself as a destination, the Regional Government decided to postpone the Flower Festival to September, initially scheduled for the month of May. As yet there is still no final date, however the dates, of that which is one of the main festivals of Destination Madeira, will soon be finalized.
Regarding the state of alert declared on the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the Regional Government through the Regional Secretary of Health and Civil Protection proceeded with an addendum with various guidelines, including the implementation of mandatory quarantine / social isolation compulsory for all dissembarked passengers in the airports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira as from 00:00 hours of the 15th of March 2020.
In an official statement dated March 13th, and in relation to the airports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the Madeira Regional Government has determined the cessation, as soon as possible, of flights originating in all countries with positive cases and referred by the WHO with active community transmission. For this purpose, essential contacts have already been made with the National Government for the implementation of this measure, awaiting only authorization from the National Authorities.
Subsequently to Madeira’s Regional Government communication from 11.3.2020, about the recommendation measures to take into account about the COVID-19, it was decided to suspend all exceptional and/or international school, sport, cultural, scientific and other events, scheduled for March and April.