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What is the climate like in Portugal?

The climate of Portugal has an average yearly temperature of 21°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 14°C and rise to 28°C.

Annually, about 754 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Portugal.

The best time to visit Portugal is April until September. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Portugal.

Temperature 14 to 28°C
Rain 754 mm

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The climate of Portugal
  • Average yearly temperature: 21°C
  • Highest temperature: 28°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 14°C in January
  • Rainfall: 754 mm per year, averaging 63 mm by month
  • Driest months: 5,6 mm in July, 6,3 mm in August and 25 mm in June
  • Wettest months: 125 mm in November, 109 mm in October and 94 mm in December

Climate table Portugal

The climate table for Portugal shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 14 15 17 19 23 25 28 27 27 23 18 16
Nighttime temperature (°C) 6 7 9 11 13 15 17 17 17 14 10 9
Rainfall (mm) 76 69 76 78 48 25 5,6 6,3 42 109 125 94
UV Index 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 9 7 6 4 3
Best month No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

Temperature by month in Portugal

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Portugal

Temperature by month in Portugal

Rainfall by month in Portugal

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Portugal.

Rainfall by month in Portugal

UV index by month in Portugal

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Portugal.

UV index by month in Portugal

Yearly temperature in Portugal

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Portugal, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Portugal

Yearly total rainfall in Portugal

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Portugal.

Rainfall per year in Portugal

More climate information about Portugal

Portugal is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and has a varied climate that varies from region to region. Portugal's climate ranges from a temperate maritime climate in the north to a warm Mediterranean climate in the south and islands.

From the green, rainy hills of the north to the sunny beaches of the south and exotic islands: Portugal offers a climate for every taste.

Northern Portugal

The north, especially in areas like Porto and the Douro Valley, has a temperate maritime climate. Summers are pleasantly warm but less hot than in the south, with average temperatures around 25°C.

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The winters are relatively cool and wet, with temperatures rarely falling below zero. This region receives the most rainfall in the country, especially in the fall and winter.

Central Portugal

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Middle Portugal, including the capital Lisbon, has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C.

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The winters are milder and wetter than in the north, with average temperatures around 10-15°C. The area is known for its beautiful beaches and attractive summer resorts.

South Portugal / Algarve

The Algarve, in the extreme south of Portugal, has the most stable and warmest climate in the country. It has a typical Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and short, mild winters.

Summer temperatures tend to be around 28-30°C, while winters remain mild, averaging around 16°C. The region is popular among tourists, partly because of its abundant sunshine and beautiful coastline.

Madeira and Azores

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The Portuguese islands Madeira and Azores have a special climate. Madeira, located closer to the African coast, has a subtropical climate with moderate temperatures throughout the year.

The Azores, located in the Atlantic Ocean, have a temperate maritime climate with more rainfall and cooler temperatures than on the mainland.

Weather experiences in Portugal

The weather in Portugal is rated an average of 4,3 out of 5 stars by 10 visitors.

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Great beach weather. And not too hot for trips— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Not too hot, but still sunny days with pleasant temperatures around 25 degrees. Sometimes it rained a little, but that couldn't spoil the fun.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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A rare rain shower refreshes the area. Great weather experience!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The sun shone lovely and warm every day, perfect for a beach vacation. Everything was dry, there was no rain. We enjoyed this fantastic weather immensely.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The sun shone more pleasantly than expected and the temperature reached 16 degrees. However, cool mornings and evenings will remain. In short: make sure to pack multiple layers!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The weather in Portugal in March is pleasant, with plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies. The weather is generally mild, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities. However, the water is still a bit cool for swimming.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

In January, Portugal is fairly mild with plenty of sunny days, but it can also be unpredictable and rainy. Not the warmest destination, but certainly more pleasant than many other European locations.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Portugal in June was great with bright, almost continuous sunshine. Temperatures were comfortable, neither too hot nor too cold. Perfect for both beach days and sightseeing. Highly recommended!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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April in Portugal was great, but not perfect. Although the sun shone most of the time, there were a few rainy days. The temperatures were pleasant. I would definitely recommend it.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Unfortunately, there were also some overcast, slightly cooler days. But in case of rain, it's always cozy inside.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Portugal by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Portugal and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Portugal, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.

Islands in Portugal