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When is the best time to visit Portugal?

The best time to visit Portugal (Lisbon) is June, July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Portugal (Lisbon)15
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Portugal (Lisbon)16
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Portugal (Lisbon)18
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Portugal (Lisbon)19
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Portugal (Lisbon)22
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Portugal (Lisbon)25
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Portugal (Lisbon)28
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Portugal (Lisbon)28
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Portugal (Lisbon)27
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Portugal (Lisbon)23
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Portugal (Lisbon)18
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Portugal (Lisbon)15

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The weather guide for Portugal (Lisbon) 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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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.

Which is the hottest month in Portugal?

The hottest time of year in Lisbon, Portugal is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 28°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Portugal?

In terms of rainfall, November is usually the wettest month in Lisbon, Portugal with 111mm on average. There are normally 13 days in November with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Portugal?

The sunniest time of year in Lisbon, Portugal is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 80% of daylight hours; that's 11 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Portugal?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Lisbon, Portugal in August when the water temperature reaches 19°C.

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