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.
The Centre of Earth Sciences of the University of Minho has coordinated a national project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, bringing together the Portuguese geological heritage in one book.
As in previous years, Quercus, the National Association for Nature Conservation has identified, and accordingly with established criteria, the Portuguese bathing water classified as having gold quality, based on the official public information provided by the Portuguese Environment Agency.
The sandy beach of Band d’Além, also known as Praia Amarela (Yellow Beach), in the city of Machico, obtained the Accessible Beach Flag, which signals a bathing infrastructure adapted to limited mobility visitors.