Climate in Portugal
Portugal makes for a great travel destination, thanks to its Mediterranean climate, which is largely influenced by how close the country is to the Atlantic Ocean. This proximity gives Portugal summer temperatures that are cooler by 5–7 ºC, and winter temperatures that are warmer by a degree or two.
From June to September, Portugal experiences 11 to 12 days of sunshine. Sunny and relatively dry, Portugal summers have temperatures that vary from one area to another. The mountain regions have an average temperature of +18 ºC, while the plains are in the range of +20 ºC, with the south areas reaching up to +25 ºC.
The country experiences winter from November to March, when it mostly rains and sometimes snows in the north. However, Southern Portugal is given to dry weather and moderate temperature during winter, as is eastern Portugal, as most of the precipitation falls on the mountains.