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 May, June, July, August, September and October
  • 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 Lisbon, Albufeira, Faro (Algarve), Lagos, Aveiro, Cascais, Portimao, Sintra, Aljustrel, Almodovar, Arraiolos, Beja, Caldas da Rainha, Campo Maior, Carvoeiro, Elvas, Estoril, Evora, Gafanha da Nazare, Grandola, Laranjeiro, Leiria, Lourinhã, Luz, Marinha Grande, Mertola, Monte Gordo, Montemor-o-Novo, Montijo, Olhao, Peniche, Pombal, Porto Covo, Quarteira, Sagres, Santarém, Sao Martinho do Porto, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Tavira Municipality, Tomar, Torres Vedras, Vendas Novas, Vila do Bispo, Vila Nova de Milfontes and Vila Real de Santo António, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Lisbon are May, June, July, August, September, October and November

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

Month
January 45°F to 81877°F
43%
February 45°F to 81347°F
36%
March 50°F to 81878°F
34%
April 56°F to 82130°F
35%
May 63°F to 81886°F
24%
June 68°F to 81891°F
15%
July 70°F to 90079°F
6%
August 72°F to 90079°F
8%
September 72°F to 90076°F
19%
October 61°F to 90070°F
29%
November 49°F to 90065°F
44%
December 45°F to 90061°F
36%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Portugal by cities

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.

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.

Porto

Best time to go to Porto

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

Lagos

Best time to go to Lagos

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

Aveiro

Best time to go to Aveiro

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


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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 Lisbon, Albufeira, Faro (Algarve), Porto and Lagos, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Portugal?

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.
Lisbon61°F61°F65°F68°F74°F79°F83°F85°F83°F76°F67°F63°F
Albufeira63°F61°F65°F70°F76°F83°F88°F90°F85°F77°F68°F65°F
Faro (Algarve)63°F61°F65°F68°F76°F81°F88°F90°F85°F77°F70°F65°F
Porto59°F59°F63°F67°F72°F76°F81°F83°F81°F74°F65°F61°F
Lagos63°F61°F65°F68°F74°F79°F85°F85°F81°F77°F68°F65°F
Aveiro59°F59°F65°F68°F74°F77°F81°F85°F83°F76°F65°F61°F
Cascais61°F61°F65°F67°F70°F76°F79°F81°F79°F76°F68°F65°F
Portimao63°F61°F65°F68°F74°F79°F85°F86°F83°F77°F68°F65°F
Sintra61°F59°F65°F67°F72°F77°F79°F81°F79°F76°F67°F63°F
Viana do Castelo58°F58°F63°F65°F70°F76°F79°F81°F79°F74°F63°F59°F
Aljezur58°F58°F61°F65°F72°F77°F83°F83°F79°F74°F65°F61°F
Aljustrel59°F59°F67°F72°F81°F88°F95°F95°F88°F79°F67°F61°F
Almodovar61°F61°F65°F68°F76°F83°F88°F90°F83°F77°F67°F63°F
Arcozelo58°F58°F65°F67°F72°F77°F81°F83°F81°F74°F63°F59°F
Arraiolos58°F59°F65°F70°F79°F86°F92°F94°F86°F77°F65°F59°F
Beja59°F59°F67°F72°F81°F88°F95°F95°F88°F79°F67°F61°F
Braga56°F56°F63°F67°F72°F79°F83°F85°F83°F72°F59°F56°F
Braganca50°F50°F58°F63°F70°F79°F86°F86°F79°F68°F56°F50°F
Caldas da Rainha59°F59°F65°F67°F72°F77°F81°F83°F81°F76°F65°F61°F
Campo Maior58°F59°F67°F72°F81°F90°F97°F97°F90°F79°F65°F59°F

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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 Lisbon, Albufeira, Faro (Algarve), Porto, Lagos, Aveiro, Cascais, Portimao, and 81 other cities.

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

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