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.
On 14 September, FNAC Madeira organizes another Photographic Marathon, aiming to bring together photography enthusiasts in an unique and challenging event, an initiative allusive to the commemorations of the 600 years of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo.
Held between the 29th of June and 2nd of July at Cais 8. in Funchal, Madeira Island, the third stage of the Extreme Sailing Series™ world circuit was won by the Danish SAP Extreme Sailing Team in the GC32 Stadium Racing category.
The Institute of Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts of Madeira, IP-RAM (IVBAM) recently opened a new commercial space which features the signature touch of well-known Madeiran designer Nini Andrade Silva.
On 6 April last, Madeira Civil Protection services, an entity under the authority of the Regional Secretariat for Inclusion and Social Affairs, launched a new APP service, a device which is compatible with both IOS and Android.