Climate in Lisbon
Lisbon is blessed with over 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, which lets tourists enjoy majestic viewpoints of the town’s seven hills, castles, and other man-made and nature attractions. Rainfall in Lisbon is roughly 600mm spread over a hundred days of the year, so the town seems to be the next best thing to a tropical country within Europe.
Since Lisbon is located near the Mediterranean Sea, it is shielded from extreme temperatures that other Portugal cities endure. Lisbon is considered to have one of the mildest climates in Europe, making Portugal’s capital a perfect destination for tourists any time of the year.
However, like most cities, Lisbon does have peak and off-peak seasons, which would affect hotel rates, food prices, and other expenses during your trip. The best time to visit Lisbon is in the spring (from March to May), and fall (September to October). During these months, fewer crowds gather around tourist attractions and hotel rates go down drastically.
Summer months (June to August) are packed, especially at Lisbon beaches, which bring hotel rates higher as well. Although winter months (November to February) in Lisbon are relatively warmer (in the 50s on average) compared to the rest of Europe, these months see the wettest in Lisbon, so walk tours are out of the question.