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.
According to the main results of the ´Satisfaction Surveys´,held by the Tourism Observatory (University of Madeira), the main events held in 2019, by the Regional Government, through the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture, reveal a very high global satisfaction level regarding the Christmas and New Years celebrations and the Flower Festival, followed by the Carnival, the Atlantic Festival, the Wine Festival, the Columbus Festival and the Nature Festival, with a very steep recognition index.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has published a call for tender, for Emergency Support purposes, destined for cultural professionals and agents affected by the impacting results of the Covid-19 pandemic, due to the suspension of their activity and destined mainly for the Visual Arts, Dance, Music and Theatre fields.
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.