When is the best time to go to Lisbon?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Lisbon are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August and September
  • Lisbon has dry periods in July and August
  • The coldest months are January, February, March and December
  • The rainiest months are October, November and December
  • The best months for swimming are May, June, July, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in Lisbon

For full information about the climate and weather in Lisbon a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 52°F/59°F
February 50°F/61°F
March 52°F/65°F
April 56°F/67°F
May 59°F/72°F
June 63°F/77°F
July 65°F/81°F
August 65°F/83°F
September 65°F/81°F
October 63°F/74°F
November 58°F/65°F
December 52°F/61°F

Weather and climate in Lisbon

Lisbon enjoys a hot-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Lisbon is 70°F (ranging from 59°F in january to 83°F in august). Annual rainfall is 32.8in, with a minimum of 0.3in in july and a maximum of 4.7in in november.
  • Between january and february the climate is just OK. The record temperature this month is 72°F and it rains about 18% of the time in february.
  • Between march and may the climate is good. The temperature rises to 72°F and it rains in may about 2.6in.
  • Between june and september the climate is very good. By early evening, the temperature averages 74°F and it rains about 1.9in each month.
  • Between the months of october and november the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 65°F.
  • In the month of december the climate is okay. In average, on the morning it is 54°F and it rains in december about 4.1in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Lisbon

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Lisbon: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Lisbon

Find out when Lisbon 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 Lisbon

  • Very low season in Lisbon
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February and March.
  • Low season in Lisbon
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: November and December.
  • High season in Lisbon
    The number of visitors to Lisbon is high in: April, May and June.
  • Peek season in Lisbon
    The largest number of tourists visiting Lisbon is during: July, August, September and October.

Figure: Visitor index for Lisbon month by month

Best time for low prices in Lisbon

Average prices of hotels in Lisbon month by month

Generally, February is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Lisbon. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, September is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Lisbon

A return flight between London and Lisbon is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 66 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 69 more for your airline ticket to Lisbon if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Lisbon

On average, it costs $ 14 per day to hire a car in Lisbon. This price varies by $ 23 depending on the month. In february, hiring a car costs an average of $ 3.6 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 27.

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Other cities and places near Lisbon

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