Climate & Weather in Portugal

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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.

Top tours to do in Portugal

Lisbon Like a Local Private Walking Tour

from

€16.00 p.p.

Porto Highlights and Hidden Gems Tour

from

€30.00 p.p.

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Lisbon

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€9.00 p.p.

The Best Time to Visit Portugal

Spring in Portugal falls on February, which is probably the best time to visit this country. It is during this time that flowers bloom, adding even more enchantment to the natural beauty of Portuguese landscape. You might also want to take a Portuguese holiday in October, the start of autumn, to escape the regular summer holiday-goers and enjoy the warm weather. However, you might not be able to enjoy the water at this time, because the beach and other outdoor water facilities are operational only from June to September.

If you cannot arrange your vacation in either February or October, you might want to visit one of Portugal's islands: Madeira, which is considered an all-year-round resort. Together with the Azores Islands, Madeira is the most favorable spot for visitors, as its summer temperatures range from 25 to 30 ºC, while temperatures in spring are from 15 to 17 ºC.

However, the weather can be a bit unpredictable and all over the place, with extended rains at times, so it would be really wise to arrange your visit with a local who could give you a great time in spite of and despite the kind of weather Portugal will welcome you with. Withlocals promises unforgettable experiences with Portuguese locals.

Go on walking and hiking trips during spring, swim and bathe in the summer sun, eat, drink and party in autumn, or go whale and dolphin watching in winter – whatever the season, Portugal always has something special to offer its visitors.

Average Monthly Climate in Portugal (Lisbon)

Month
Max ℃
Min ℃
Hours sun
Days rain
Rain (mm)
January
15
3
143
15
100
February
16
9
157
15
85
March
19
11
208
13
53
April
20
12
234
12
68
May
22
14
291
8
54
June
26
17
303
5
16
July
28
18
353
2
4
August
28
19
344
2
6
September
27
18
261
6
33
October
23
15
214
11
101
November
18
12
156
14
128
December
15
9
143
14
127

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Sherryl Joao
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Cool Street Art Tour in Porto

João provided a window into another world within big cities of the world. This was such an interesting experience to look in all the city nooks and explore the who and why behind these graffiti and various art forms. I’ll always view the core of big cities in a different, more engaged way now. Love Porto!

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Ann Duarte
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See Porto Through an Architect Eyes

Duarte was a thoughtful and well-informed tour guide and chose the agenda carefully
We especially appreciated being taken to places that were off the tourist track
Duarte was also very generous with suggestions about other places that we should visit during our stay

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Peigi Joao
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Cool Street Art Tour in Porto

A huge thank you for Joao. I went with my whole family for my Dads 60th Birthday and he was sooo good. My parents were never really interested in Grafitti before and now they love it! It's a great idea to do it at the beginning of your stay in Porto so that you can recognise all the artists as you walk around it! Thanks so much!!!