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 Portuguese National Geographic Channel has published on its official Facebook page a photo of the “Doca do Cavacas” swimming pool, located southwest of Funchal. Over the past few days, the photograph raised 2800 “likes” and has been shared over 800 times.
The Portuguese soap opera “Flor do Mar”, which was filmed on the Island of Madeira and broadcasted for the first time between November 17th 2008 and November 8th 2009, is, again, being broadcasted on the Portuguese TV channel TVI.