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Weather in Middle of May

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Weather in Middle of May

My friend and I are planning to book a holiday to Pestana Hotel this May 15th to May 20th. Before we book we would like to know what the weather will be like at this time of the year. Will it be warm enough to do a little sunbathing and wandering around. Or is it likely to be cloudy and changeable.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Elizabeth

Edited: 14 January 2013, 17:19
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1. Re: Weather in Middle of May

This site gives you the history of the weather for May 2012, may help you.........

wunderground.com/history/…WeeklyHistory.html

Using the Almanac you can also go back and check out weather conditions for previous years on the Island.

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2. Re: Weather in Middle of May

we had cloudy and changeable for our 2 week holiday there last year in july, as it is an island the weather is more variable.

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3. Re: Weather in Middle of May

Hi Elizabeth. We were in Funchal last May (2nd and 3rd weeks). The weather was perfect for sunbathing - not too hot, and at no time did we need

a coat or brolly.

The thing that did blow us away was the stunning Jacaranda trees in full bloom. The avenues throughout Funchal were a sight to behold - absolutely beautiful. We normally go in September, but now prefer May.

Edited: 16 January 2013, 09:07
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4. Re: Weather in Middle of May

sheba38, the op was asking about Porto Santo, not Funchal...

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5. Re: Weather in Middle of May

Oops! Do they have Jacarandas in Porto Santo flowercity?

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6. Re: Weather in Middle of May

no - nothing much at all in the way of flowers . very barren landscape. Best thing is the lovely beach !!!

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7. Re: Weather in Middle of May

Thank you all for the above replies. My friend and I have decided to chance it and have booked at the Pestana Hotel Porto Santo from 13 May to 20 May. Here's hoping for nice weather! We are looking forward to seeing the lovely beaches and therapeutic sand that we have read about and going on a jeep safari around the Island. Does anyone know what else we could if the weather is a little inclement?

Cheers!

Elizabeth

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8. Re: Weather in Middle of May

Not much else to do unless your hotel has entertainment and games rooms. Island is very barren with some walks, but not much cover in rain. The beach is the attraction really. I know there are dolphin watch trips but May is early season so not sure what will be open. Not too many shops either.

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9. Re: Weather in Middle of May

as per flowercity post thats why I would thinkstaying in Funchal would be a better option you woud never be scratching round for something to do on the off chance weather is not too good

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