When is the best time to go to the Azores?

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

  • In the Azores, the weather is good everywhere in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The weather is good all year in Angra do Heroismo (Terceira)
  • On average, the warmest months in Angra do Heroismo (Terceira) are July, August and September
  • December is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Angra do Heroismo (Terceira), Ponta Delgada, Santa Maria (Azores), Furnas, São Jorge and São Miguel, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Angra do Heroismo (Terceira) are July, August and September


Annual weather in the Azores

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

January 59°F to 65°F
5 to 9 days*
February 58°F to 63°F
5 to 8 days*
March 58°F to 63°F
4 to 7 days*
April 59°F to 65°F
5 to 7 days*
May 61°F to 67°F
4 to 6 days*
June 65°F to 70°F
2 to 4 days*
July 70°F to 74°F
1 to 3 days*
August 72°F to 77°F
2 to 4 days*
September 70°F to 76°F
4 to 5 days*
October 67°F to 74°F
5 to 8 days*
November 63°F to 68°F
4 to 6 days*
December 61°F to 67°F
8 to 10 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Azores by cities

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Angra do Heroismo (Terceira)

Angra do Heroismo (Terceira)

The best months to go to Angra do Heroismo (Terceira) are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Flores Island

Flores Island

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

Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada

The best months to go to Ponta Delgada are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.



Temperatures and rainfall in the Azores

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Azores and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Angra do Heroismo (Terceira), Flores Island, Ponta Delgada, Santa Maria (Azores) and Furnas, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in the Azores

Find out when Azores has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in the Azores

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Azores is high in: July, August and September.

  • Very low season in the Azores: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season in the Azores: April, May, June and October.
  • High season in the Azores: July and September.
  • Peek season in the Azores: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Azores month by month


Average price for flights to the Azores

A return flight between London and Ponta Delgada is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 133 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 217 more for your airline ticket to Ponta Delgada if you go in august.

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Where to go in the Azores?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Angra do Heroismo (Terceira)63°F61°F61°F63°F65°F68°F74°F76°F74°F72°F67°F65°F
Flores Island63°F61°F61°F61°F65°F68°F72°F76°F74°F70°F67°F65°F
Ponta Delgada63°F63°F61°F63°F65°F68°F72°F76°F74°F72°F67°F65°F
Santa Maria (Azores)65°F63°F63°F65°F67°F70°F74°F77°F76°F74°F68°F67°F
Furnas63°F63°F61°F63°F65°F68°F72°F76°F74°F72°F67°F65°F
São Jorge63°F61°F61°F63°F65°F68°F72°F76°F74°F70°F67°F63°F
São Miguel63°F63°F61°F63°F65°F68°F72°F76°F74°F72°F67°F65°F

Legend:

good weather

tolerable weather



About Azores

What can I do in the Azores?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife



Is this weather information for Azores reliable?

Climate data for Azores has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Azores allows us to determine the average for each month in Angra do Heroismo (Terceira), Flores Island, Ponta Delgada, Santa Maria (Azores), Furnas, São Jorge and São Miguel.

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

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