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What is the climate like in Azores?

The climate of Azores has an average yearly temperature of 21°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 17°C and rise to 26°C.

Annually, about 942 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Azores.

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

Temperature 17 to 26°C
Rain 942 mm

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The climate of Azores
  • Average yearly temperature: 21°C
  • Highest temperature: 26°C in August
  • Lowest temperature: 17°C in February
  • Rainfall: 942 mm per year, averaging 79 mm by month
  • Driest months: 38 mm in July, 41 mm in June and 67 mm in August
  • Wettest months: 119 mm in December, 111 mm in November and 101 mm in January

Climate table Azores

The climate table for Azores 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) 18 17 18 18 20 22 25 26 25 22 20 18
Nighttime temperature (°C) 14 13 13 14 15 18 20 21 20 18 16 14
Rainfall (mm) 101 71 73 80 77 41 38 67 74 90 111 119
UV Index 3 5 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 5 4 3
Best month No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Temperature by month in Azores

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

Temperature by month in Azores, Portugal

Rainfall by month in Azores

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

Rainfall by month in Azores, Portugal

UV index by month in Azores

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

UV index by month in Azores, Portugal

Yearly temperature in Azores

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

Yearly temperature in Azores, Portugal

Yearly total rainfall in Azores

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

Rainfall per year in Azores, Portugal

More climate information about Azores

The climate of the Azores is classified as subtropical and is best described as mild and humid. The average temperature is 20 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The Azores has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Lente (March-May)

Spring in the Azores is characterized by mild temperatures and occasional showers. This is the time of year when most of the islands' vegetation comes to life, so it is a great time to hike and discover all this beauty. The average temperature at this time of year is 61-64 degrees Fahrenheit (16-18 degrees Celsius).

Summer (June-August)

Summer is the hottest season in the Azores and the best time to visit the Azores if you are looking for warm weather. With average temperatures around 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius), it is the perfect time is to go to the beach or take a dip in one of the island's many hot springs. It is also not uncommon for temperatures to exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), especially in July and August.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn is a transitional period in the Azores, with temperatures cooling but remaining mild. This is still a good time to visit if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, as rain falls during this season, but not too much. Average temperatures in autumn range from 64-72 degrees Fahrenheit (18-22 degrees Celsius).

Winter (December-February)

Winter is the coolest time of year in the Azores, with average temperatures around 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius). However, it is not uncommon for temperatures to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). Winter also has more days with rain than any other season.

Best time to visit Azores

The Azores are a group of stunningly beautiful islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Because of their remote location, the Azores are often overlooked as a travel destination. However, those who take the time to visit these islands will be rewarded with amazing volcanic landscapes, green forests and friendly people. The best time to visit the Azores depends on what you want to see and do there.

Best time for outdoor activities

If you are interested in outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) are the ideal times to go. The weather is milder during these times of year, making conditions more pleasant for exploring the islands. Rain does occur frequently in the Azores, so be sure to bring a raincoat.

Best time for relaxation

If you are looking for opportunities to relax and enjoy island life, summer is the best time to travel to the Azores. At this time of year, the islands are packed with tourists from all over Europe who come to escape the heat and enjoy the beautiful views.

Best time for whale watching

The Azores are one of the world's best locations for whale watching. You can see sperm whales, humpback whales and dolphins all year round. However, the best time to see them is between June and September. This is when they are most active and you are more likely to see them. Whale watching tours leave from all over the Azores, so you don't have to go far to find one. No matter what time of year you visit, you are sure to have a great experience in the Azores. These unique islands offer something for everyone. From adventurous travelers looking for outdoor adventure, to those who just want to relax and enjoy the sun.

Weather experiences in Azores

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

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Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

I've been there 13 years ago, the weather was great and now I'm going back this year in October— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Comfortable temperature, between 18-23 degrees. Absolutely perfect for me. A little drizzle from time to time, and somewhat cooler and windy at sea on whale watching, but that was of course expected and the experience was fantastic! My favorite destination, and will return soon!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Azores by month

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