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 Irish airline Ryanair makes its debut in the Region, starting next March, with the launching of a new operational air base in Madeira in an estimated investment of 178 million euros, creating 60 direct jobs.
Conservation and restoration work done to the altarpiece and pews in Funchal Cathedral’s Moorish chapel between April 2013 and June 2014 has been awarded a prize by the Portuguese Association of Museology (APOM), in the conservation and restoration category.
The Casa do Povo da Ilha launched a new thematic travel guide entitled “Our People, Our Brand”, in order to promote the cultural and tourist heritage of this village located in the municipality of Santana.
As part of the initiatives regarding the Flower Festival, one of the most emblematic of Madeira’s tourist attractions, "Correios de Portugal" (the Portuguese postal services, CTT) promoted the release of its most recent stamp collection on this subject – a homage to the flowers of Madeira and genuine island traditions.