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.
The Institute for Forestry and Nature Conservation (IFCN) has recently concluded an important construction work in the area of Rabaçal, at the PR6 – Levada das 25 Fontes walk, thus contributing to reduce the human load which this trail daily undergoes.
Portuguese television channel SIC presented its new soap opera, entitled “Rainha das Flores” (Queen of Flowers), in Funchal, on the 30th of April, a story that will unfold between Lisbon, Tomar, The Netherlands and Madeira Island.
The Portuguese post offices, Correios de Portugal has launched its latest stamp collection under the motto “Madeira - Christmas and New Year's Eve Festivities”, a tribute to one of the most emblematic tourist events in Madeira island.