Best time to visit, weather and climate Portugal

Best time to visit Portugal

The best time to visit Portugal is from may until october, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Portugal is 27°C in august and the lowest is 15°C in january. The water temperature is between 17°C and 23°C.


Portugal has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Portugal or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate South Portugal per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
15°C 15°C 17°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 26°C 27°C 25°C 22°C 18°C 16°C
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Climate data from: Albufeira

Climate Southwest Portugal per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
15°C 15°C 17°C 19°C 22°C 24°C 26°C 28°C 26°C 23°C 18°C 16°C
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Climate data from: Lisbon

Climate North Portugal per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
13°C 13°C 16°C 17°C 20°C 22°C 24°C 25°C 24°C 21°C 16°C 14°C
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81
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76
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107
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Climate data from: Porto


Climate Portugal

Click on a region of Portugal to view the climate:

Climate South Portugal

South Portugal has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for South Portugal is 20° degrees and there is about 93 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 274 days a year with an average humidity of 71% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 15°C 15°C 17°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 26°C 27°C 25°C 22°C 18°C 16°C
Night 11°C 11°C 12°C 13°C 16°C 18°C 19°C 20°C 19°C 18°C 14°C 12°C
Water 17°C 17°C 17°C 19°C 21°C 22°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 22°C 21°C 19°C
Precip 9
mm
9
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11
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9
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6
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2
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0
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1
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3
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12
mm
20
mm
11
mm
Rain
days
7 7 9 8 5 2 1 1 3 7 9 7
Dry
days
24 21 22 22 26 28 30 30 27 24 21 24
Sun hours
per day
6 8 8 10 12 12 12 12 10 8 6 6
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 4 4
Climate data from: Albufeira

Weather South Portugal january

On average, it is maximum 15° in january in South Portugal and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In january there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal february

On average, it is maximum 15° in february in South Portugal and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In february there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal march

On average, it is maximum 17° in march in South Portugal and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In march there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal april

On average, it is maximum 18° in april in South Portugal and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° degrees. In april there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal may

On average, it is maximum 21° in may in South Portugal and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In may there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 6 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal june

On average, it is maximum 24° in june in South Portugal and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 22° degrees. In june there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal july

On average, it is maximum 26° in july in South Portugal and at least around 19° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23° degrees. In july there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 0 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal august

On average, it is maximum 27° in august in South Portugal and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal september

On average, it is maximum 25° in september in South Portugal and at least around 19° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23° degrees. In september there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal october

On average, it is maximum 22° in october in South Portugal and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 22° degrees. In october there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal november

On average, it is maximum 18° in november in South Portugal and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In november there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Portugal.

Weather South Portugal december

On average, it is maximum 16° in december in South Portugal and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° degrees. In december there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Portugal.

Climate Southwest Portugal

Southwest Portugal has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Southwest Portugal is 21° degrees and there is about 336 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 236 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 15°C 15°C 17°C 19°C 22°C 24°C 26°C 28°C 26°C 23°C 18°C 16°C
Night 10°C 9°C 11°C 12°C 14°C 16°C 17°C 18°C 17°C 16°C 13°C 10°C
Water 17°C 16°C 17°C 18°C 20°C 20°C 21°C 22°C 21°C 21°C 20°C 17°C
Precip 37
mm
33
mm
36
mm
32
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25
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9
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2
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4
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18
mm
43
mm
57
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39
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Rain
days
13 11 12 12 9 6 3 2 6 10 13 11
Dry
days
18 17 19 18 22 24 28 29 24 21 17 20
Sun hours
per day
5 7 8 9 11 11 12 11 9 7 6 6
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 5 4 3
Climate data from: Lisbon

Weather Southwest Portugal january

On average, it is maximum 15° in january in Southwest Portugal and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In january there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal february

On average, it is maximum 15° in february in Southwest Portugal and at least around 9° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In february there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 33 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal march

On average, it is maximum 17° in march in Southwest Portugal and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In march there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 36 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal april

On average, it is maximum 19° in april in Southwest Portugal and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In april there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal may

On average, it is maximum 22° in may in Southwest Portugal and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal june

On average, it is maximum 24° in june in Southwest Portugal and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In june there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal july

On average, it is maximum 26° in july in Southwest Portugal and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In july there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august in Southwest Portugal and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 22° degrees. In august there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 4 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal september

On average, it is maximum 26° in september in Southwest Portugal and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In september there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal october

On average, it is maximum 23° in october in Southwest Portugal and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 43 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal november

On average, it is maximum 18° in november in Southwest Portugal and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In november there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 57 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Portugal.

Weather Southwest Portugal december

On average, it is maximum 16° in december in Southwest Portugal and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In december there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 39 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Portugal.

Climate North Portugal

North Portugal has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for North Portugal is 19° degrees and there is about 703 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 214 days a year with an average humidity of 75% and an UV-index of 4.

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 13°C 13°C 16°C 17°C 20°C 22°C 24°C 25°C 24°C 21°C 16°C 14°C
Night 8°C 7°C 9°C 10°C 12°C 14°C 15°C 16°C 15°C 14°C 10°C 9°C
Water 15°C 15°C 16°C 17°C 19°C 19°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 18°C 17°C
Precip 105
mm
81
mm
76
mm
47
mm
41
mm
23
mm
8
mm
8
mm
28
mm
92
mm
107
mm
85
mm
Rain
days
16 13 14 13 11 8 5 4 7 13 15 14
Dry
days
15 15 17 17 20 22 26 27 23 18 15 17
Sun hours
per day
5 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 9 7 5 5
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3
UV-index 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 6 5 4 3 3
Climate data from: Porto

Weather North Portugal january

On average, it is maximum 13° in january in North Portugal and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 15° degrees. In january there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 105 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal february

On average, it is maximum 13° in february in North Portugal and at least around 7° degrees. The sea temperature is around 15° degrees. In february there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 81 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal march

On average, it is maximum 16° in march in North Portugal and at least around 9° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In march there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 76 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal april

On average, it is maximum 17° in april in North Portugal and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In april there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 47 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal may

On average, it is maximum 20° in may in North Portugal and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° degrees. In may there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 41 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal june

On average, it is maximum 22° in june in North Portugal and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° degrees. In june there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 23 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal july

On average, it is maximum 24° in july in North Portugal and at least around 15° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In july there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 8 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal august

On average, it is maximum 25° in august in North Portugal and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In august there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 8 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal september

On average, it is maximum 24° in september in North Portugal and at least around 15° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In september there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal october

On average, it is maximum 21° in october in North Portugal and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In october there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 92 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal november

On average, it is maximum 16° in november in North Portugal and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In november there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 107 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Portugal.

Weather North Portugal december

On average, it is maximum 14° in december in North Portugal and at least around 9° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In december there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 85 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Portugal.

14 day weather forecast Portugal

The weather for Lissabon in Portugal will be ° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

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About Portugal

Portugal is in the continental part Europe and the capital is Lisbon. The total surface is 88.267 km² with 1.793 km of coastline and the population consists of 10.291.027 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 14x smaller than New Zealand. If you want to call Portugal you have to use +351 or 00351 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +3515012457809 or 003515012457809.

Portugal is in a straight line at 8.602 km distance from Cape Town. From Cape Town International Airport the flight time is about 11 hours55. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 11814 km from Cape Town to the capital city Lisbon and you are about 162 hours and 20 minutes on your way without stops and delay..

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Currency Portugal

In Portugal the Euro is used to pay.

Exchange rate Euro (EUR) 6 august 2021

1 Euro = 18,32 South African rand
100 Euro = 1.832,19 South African rand

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100 South African rand = 5,46 Euro

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Time difference Portugal

In Portugal it is now 00:16 o’clock at night on friday 6 august 2021. That is 1 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of Portugal is Europe/Lisbon and the Greenwich time is UTC+01.