Portugal: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Discover the best time to visit Portugal from seasonal averages in many locations like Porto or Sintra below.

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When is the best time to go to Portugal?

When is the best time to go to Portugal? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Portugal, the weather is good everywhere in April, May, June, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Lisbon are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Lisbon are July, August and September, and the coldest months are January, February and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Albufeira, Faro (Algarve), Lisbon, Cascais, Lagos and Sintra, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Albufeira are August, September and October

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Portugal for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
tolerable Portugal in january
tolerable Portugal in february
tolerable to good* Portugal in march
good Portugal in april
good to perfect* Portugal in may
good to perfect* Portugal in june
perfect Portugal in july
good to perfect* Portugal in august
perfect Portugal in september
tolerable to perfect* Portugal in october
tolerable to good* Portugal in november
tolerable to good* Portugal in december

When to go to Portugal by city

Albufeira

Best time to go to Albufeira

The best months to go to Albufeira are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Faro (Algarve)

Best time to go to Faro (Algarve)

The best months to go to Faro (Algarve) are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Lisbon

Best time to go to Lisbon

The best months to go to Lisbon are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Porto

Best time to go to Porto

The best months to go to Porto are march, april, may, june, july, august, september and october.

Cascais

Best time to go to Cascais

The best months to go to Cascais are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


Climate and Weather in Portugal

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Portugal : Postcard from Portugal


Temperatures and rainfall in Portugal

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Portugal and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Albufeira, Faro (Algarve), Lisbon, Porto and Cascais, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Portugal

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cities in Portugal (Hover over the icons for more information on the weather)

About Portugal

What can I do in Portugal?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife

Is this weather information for Portugal reliable?

Climate data for Portugal has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Portugal allows us to determine the average for each month in Albufeira, Faro (Algarve), Lisbon, Porto, Cascais, Lagos, Sintra and Viana do Castelo.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

Average weather and best time to go: city by city in Portugal:

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