Best time to visit the Azores

The Azores is an archipelago consisting of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is an autonomous region of Portugal, known for its subtropical climate that promises ambient weather all year round.

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The islands, while rugged and mountainous at their core, are hemmed with platinum beaches. People visit to enjoy sun and sea as well as nature, wildlife and activities such as walking up Mount Pico, the highest point in Portugal.

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in the Azores. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit Azores?

The best time to visit Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel) is July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)16
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  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)16
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  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)16
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  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)17
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  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)19
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  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)21
    Jun
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)23
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)25
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  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)24
    Sep
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)21
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  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)18
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  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel)17
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The weather guide for Azores (Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Azores weather overview

These mountainous islands are part of Portugal and they make a good retreat for those who hate extremes of temperature: summers are warm and sunny but never uncomfortably hot, while winters are mild but wet.

What to pack for Azores weather

Take light clothing with warm cover-ups tor the summer months and medium to warm clothing for the winter months.

Which is the hottest month in the Azores?

The hottest time of year in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 25°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in the Azores?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores with 135mm on average. There are normally 21 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in the Azores?

The sunniest time of year in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 51% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in the Azores?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores in August when the water temperature reaches 23°C.

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