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

Porto with a Local: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Lisbon

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Off the Beaten Track: Urban Porto

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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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Nadine Joao
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Cool Street Art Tour in Porto

My family booked a street art tour with João in early July 2018, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! João was very informative, giving us a brand new appreciation for street art, while keeping everyone interested every step of the way. Most of us, having been in Porto for a few days, we’re already familiar with the area, but it was super cool to see all of the things we didn’t notice before. An added touch was an interactive component, as well as how it was evident that João was not only familiar with the works in the city, but the artists as well! Thank you! Would definitely recommend.

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Porto's Fitness Experience: 10 Km Walking Tour

What a day we had with Katerina! It was one of the best days of our trip to Portugal and definitely a highlight of our stay in Porto. She is very knowledgeable and you can tell she really enjoys showing her city to visitors. The route she chose was perfect! We covered so many things and learned so much about different places and the history of Porto and tried some local treats. We picked a fitness tour and it was great, not too slow not too fast. Just perfect. Highly recommend!

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SuLaiman Teresa
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Make Your Own Traditional Porto Tile

We really had fun there i advice you to try it