Best time to go to Portugal for a perfect weather and where to go?

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

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 January, February, October, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Lisbon, Albufeira, Faro (Algarve), Lagos, Cascais, Portimao, Aljustrel, Almodovar, Arraiolos, Beja, Campo Maior, Carvoeiro, Coimbra, Elvas, Estremoz, Evora, Grandola, Laranjeiro, Lourinhã, Lousa, Luz, Mertola, Monsanto, Monte Gordo, Montemor-o-Novo, Montijo, Olhao, Pombal, Ponte de Sor, Porto Covo, Quarteira, Sagres, Santarém, Serta, 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 7°C to 16°C
41%
February 7°C to 15°C
37%
March 10°C to 17°C
38%
April 13°C to 19°C
36%
May 17°C to 23°C
26%
June 20°C to 28°C
16%
July 22°C to 32°C
6%
August 23°C to 32°C
8%
September 22°C to 28°C
15%
October 17°C to 24°C
29%
November 10°C to 20°C
38%
December 7°C to 17°C
33%
* 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 april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.


Other cities and places in Portugal

See full list of cities

Tours and organised trips in Portugal


Climate and Weather in Portugal

This content will be available soon.

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

16°C
12°C
16°C
12°C
18°C
14°C
20°C
15°C
23°C
16°C
26°C
18°C
29°C
20°C
30°C
21°C
28°C
22°C
25°C
20°C
19°C
16°C
17°C
13°C
39% 36% 38% 33% 21% 12% 3% 5% 13% 27% 36% 31%
16°C 16°C 15°C 17°C 18°C 19°C 19°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 19°C 17°C
17°C
13°C
16°C
13°C
18°C
13°C
21°C
15°C
23°C
17°C
27°C
19°C
31°C
21°C
32°C
22°C
29°C
21°C
25°C
19°C
21°C
17°C
18°C
14°C
28% 27% 31% 25% 15% 3% 1% 3% 8% 21% 28% 24%
17°C 17°C 16°C 18°C 19°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 20°C 18°C
17°C
14°C
17°C
13°C
18°C
14°C
21°C
15°C
24°C
17°C
28°C
20°C
31°C
21°C
32°C
22°C
29°C
21°C
26°C
20°C
21°C
17°C
18°C
15°C
24% 23% 25% 21% 12% 2% 1% 3% 7% 20% 26% 23%
17°C 17°C 16°C 18°C 19°C 21°C 22°C 23°C 22°C 22°C 20°C 18°C
15°C
10°C
15°C
10°C
17°C
12°C
19°C
13°C
22°C
14°C
25°C
17°C
27°C
19°C
28°C
19°C
27°C
21°C
24°C
18°C
18°C
13°C
16°C
11°C
49% 44% 41% 38% 34% 25% 11% 14% 17% 37% 48% 42%
15°C 14°C 14°C 16°C 17°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 16°C
17°C
14°C
16°C
14°C
18°C
14°C
20°C
16°C
22°C
18°C
26°C
20°C
29°C
21°C
29°C
22°C
27°C
22°C
25°C
21°C
20°C
18°C
18°C
16°C
32% 31% 33% 29% 17% 5% 1% 3% 10% 25% 32% 28%
17°C 17°C 16°C 18°C 19°C 20°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 20°C 18°C
15°C
10°C
15°C
10°C
17°C
12°C
20°C
15°C
22°C
18°C
25°C
20°C
27°C
23°C
28°C
23°C
27°C
22°C
24°C
18°C
18°C
13°C
16°C
11°C
48% 42% 40% 38% 31% 21% 8% 11% 15% 33% 46% 40%
16°C
14°C
16°C
13°C
18°C
14°C
19°C
16°C
22°C
17°C
24°C
18°C
26°C
20°C
27°C
21°C
26°C
22°C
24°C
21°C
20°C
17°C
18°C
15°C
42% 38% 37% 34% 22% 11% 2% 5% 13% 26% 38% 31%
16°C 16°C 15°C 17°C 18°C 19°C 19°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 19°C 17°C
17°C
13°C
16°C
13°C
18°C
14°C
20°C
16°C
23°C
19°C
26°C
21°C
29°C
23°C
30°C
23°C
28°C
22°C
25°C
21°C
20°C
17°C
18°C
14°C
30% 30% 33% 28% 17% 5% 1% 4% 9% 23% 31% 25%
16°C
13°C
15°C
12°C
17°C
14°C
19°C
15°C
21°C
16°C
24°C
18°C
26°C
19°C
28°C
21°C
26°C
22°C
24°C
20°C
19°C
16°C
17°C
14°C
42% 39% 39% 35% 21% 12% 3% 5% 13% 27% 38% 32%
16°C 16°C 15°C 17°C 18°C 19°C 19°C 20°C 21°C 20°C 19°C 17°C
14°C
11°C
14°C
10°C
16°C
12°C
18°C
13°C
20°C
14°C
24°C
16°C
26°C
18°C
27°C
18°C
26°C
20°C
23°C
18°C
18°C
14°C
16°C
11°C
56% 44% 41% 39% 33% 25% 12% 15% 18% 38% 51% 45%
15°C 14°C 14°C 15°C 17°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 19°C 18°C 17°C 16°C
15°C
12°C
14°C
11°C
16°C
13°C
19°C
15°C
22°C
18°C
25°C
21°C
28°C
23°C
29°C
24°C
27°C
22°C
24°C
20°C
18°C
15°C
16°C
13°C
33% 32% 35% 30% 19% 7% 1% 5% 12% 23% 33% 27%
15°C
9°C
16°C
9°C
19°C
13°C
22°C
16°C
26°C
20°C
31°C
24°C
35°C
26°C
36°C
26°C
32°C
24°C
26°C
20°C
19°C
14°C
16°C
10°C
30% 30% 36% 30% 19% 8% 1% 2% 13% 19% 26% 22%
16°C
12°C
16°C
11°C
18°C
13°C
20°C
16°C
23°C
19°C
28°C
22°C
32°C
23°C
32°C
24°C
29°C
23°C
25°C
20°C
20°C
15°C
17°C
13°C
27% 28% 32% 26% 17% 4% 2% 5% 11% 22% 27% 24%
15°C
10°C
15°C
10°C
17°C
12°C
19°C
15°C
22°C
18°C
25°C
20°C
27°C
23°C
28°C
24°C
27°C
22°C
24°C
18°C
18°C
13°C
16°C
10°C
49% 44% 41% 39% 34% 25% 11% 14% 17% 37% 48% 42%
15°C 14°C 14°C 16°C 17°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 19°C 18°C 17°C 16°C

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.
Lisbon16°C16°C18°C20°C23°C26°C29°C30°C28°C25°C19°C17°C
Albufeira17°C16°C18°C21°C23°C27°C31°C32°C29°C25°C21°C18°C
Faro (Algarve)17°C17°C18°C21°C24°C28°C31°C32°C29°C26°C21°C18°C
Porto15°C15°C17°C19°C22°C25°C27°C28°C27°C24°C18°C16°C
Lagos17°C16°C18°C20°C22°C26°C29°C29°C27°C25°C20°C18°C
Aveiro15°C15°C17°C20°C22°C25°C27°C28°C27°C24°C18°C16°C
Cascais16°C16°C18°C19°C22°C24°C26°C27°C26°C24°C20°C18°C
Portimao17°C16°C18°C20°C23°C26°C29°C30°C28°C25°C20°C18°C
Sintra16°C15°C17°C19°C21°C24°C26°C28°C26°C24°C19°C17°C
Viana do Castelo14°C14°C16°C18°C20°C24°C26°C27°C26°C23°C18°C16°C
Aljezur15°C14°C16°C19°C22°C25°C28°C29°C27°C24°C18°C16°C
Aljustrel15°C16°C19°C22°C26°C31°C35°C36°C32°C26°C19°C16°C
Almodovar16°C16°C18°C20°C23°C28°C32°C32°C29°C25°C20°C17°C
Arcozelo15°C15°C17°C19°C22°C25°C27°C28°C27°C24°C18°C16°C
Arraiolos15°C15°C18°C21°C25°C30°C33°C35°C31°C26°C19°C16°C
Beja15°C16°C19°C22°C26°C31°C35°C36°C32°C26°C19°C16°C
Braga13°C13°C17°C19°C22°C26°C29°C30°C28°C23°C16°C14°C
Braganca9°C10°C14°C17°C21°C26°C30°C31°C27°C20°C13°C10°C
Caldas da Rainha15°C15°C17°C19°C22°C24°C27°C28°C27°C24°C19°C17°C
Campo Maior14°C15°C19°C22°C27°C32°C36°C37°C32°C27°C19°C16°C

Legend:

perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather


Map of Portugal

Click over cities for information about the weather.

Chargement en cours
Legend: cities in Portugal

About Portugal

What can I do in Portugal?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife


Recommended for you:

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.

Change units: