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

€7.00 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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Johanna Patricia
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Pasteis de Nata Workshop + home dinner

This evening was a perfect choice! We suddenly became members of a portugal family, we enjoyed the work with Patricia and the dinner in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Out of the turistic vibes that experience gave a real hint of Portugal.

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Chantal Duarte
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See Porto Through an Architect Eyes

We can definately recommand this activity with Duarte. He's a very kind guy with a passion for architecture. During his tour he took us to special places where we otherwise wouldn't have come. His know-how about Porto and his buildings is great, we loved his stories. So, don't hesitate to contact Duarte and book this tour! We've had a very nice time.

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Johnny Joao
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A customized trip with Joao

Joao dedicated his life to art and knows many of the graffiti- and street artists in Porto personally. He did not only show me around the most beautiful parts of Porto but gave me a little lesson in art, Portuguese history, graffiti and street art techniques as well. On top of that he is just a really cool guy to explore the city with. Every little piece of art has a story and Joao knows pretty much all of them.
I don't think you could find anyone fit better to show you around and tell those stories of the city.