Portugal weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Portugal weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Portugal is expected to be 20°C, while the average maximum temperature in November is 18°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Lisbon.

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Portugal weather averages

Check Portugal weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Portugal are July and August with an average maximum temperature of 28°C. The sunniest months are July and August with on average 11 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are July and August with 2 days. The sea is at its warmest in Portugal in August and September with an average sea temperature of 19°C. The Portugal weather averages shown below are for Lisbon.

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Portugal weather today

Here is the weather in Portugal today, Monday 20th November 2017. Expect clear skies in Portugal with a maximum temperature of 20°C and 8 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 mm of rainfall expected and a light breeze of 9 kph from the north-east. The weather forecast shown below is for Lisbon.

  • 20
    °C maximum temperature
  • 12
    °C minimum temperature
  • clear skies
  • 8
    hours of sunshine
  • 0
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 9
    kph wind from NE

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Portugal weather overview

Portugal's southerly position makes it Europe's answer to California in terms of climate, although its hot summers can be tempered by weather fronts moving in from the Atlantic. The best place for summer sun-seekers is the south coast where summers are long, dry and hot but tempered by sea breezes and the cool Atlantic Ocean: hence the popularity of the Algarve.

The mildest, driest winters are also to be found in the south, although anywhere in Portugal can be rainy in the winter months. The heaviest downpours take place in the north and can begin there in early autumn. The north of Portugal is higher in altitude than the south and can, therefore, witness snow in the winter, although this is sporadic and of short duration.

What to pack for Portugal weather

Pack light clothes for the summer months and supplement these with warmer attire for the autumn and winter. Take a raincoat in the winter months.

Tropical storm risk: Portugal hurricane season

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The Portugal tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Lisbon, Portugal.

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Portugal holiday weather averages by month

Check Portugal holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Portugal weather with the USA

Below the Portugal weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Portugal (Lisbon) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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