Portugal weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Portugal

The best time to visit in 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 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 in Portugal or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather South Portugal by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 15 15 17 18 21 24 26 27 25 22 18 16
Water temp. (°C) 17 17 17 19 21 22 23 23 23 22 21 19
Precipitation (mm) 9 9 11 9 6 2 0 1 3 12 20 11

Average weather Southwest Portugal by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 15 15 17 19 22 24 26 28 26 23 18 16
Water temp. (°C) 17 16 17 18 20 20 21 22 21 21 20 17
Precipitation (mm) 37 33 36 32 25 9 2 4 18 43 57 39

Average weather North Portugal by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 13 13 16 17 20 22 24 25 24 21 16 14
Water temp. (°C) 15 15 16 17 19 19 20 20 20 20 18 17
Precipitation (mm) 105 81 76 47 41 23 8 8 28 92 107 85
Climate data from city: Porto

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14 day weather forecast Portugal

The weather for in Portugal will be 16° till 14° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Portugal is based on the weather conditions in the city of Lisbon.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
10°
14° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Monday 29 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
11°
14° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Tuesday 30 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
14° 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Wednesday 1 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
10°
14° 0.4 mm 30% 3 m/s 1
Thursday 2 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
12°
14° 1.3 mm 55% 7 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
11°
14° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
11°
14° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
11°
14° 0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
14° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
14° 0.5 mm 35% 4 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
11°
14° 4.4 mm 80% 4 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
14° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
14° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
14° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Climate Portugal

Click on a region of Portugal to view the climate:

Climate table of South Portugal (Albufeira)

South Portugal has the mediterranean climate prevailing. 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 15 15 17 18 21 24 26 27 25 22 18 16
Night temp. (°C) 11 11 12 13 16 18 19 20 19 18 14 12
Water temp. (°C) 17 17 17 19 21 22 23 23 23 22 21 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 9 11 9 6 2 0 1 3 12 20 11
Days with rain 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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 8 8 10 12 12 12 12 10 8 6 6
Wind force (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 city: Albufeira

Climate table of Southwest Portugal (Lisbon)

Southwest Portugal has the mediterranean climate prevailing. 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 15 15 17 19 22 24 26 28 26 23 18 16
Night temp. (°C) 10 9 11 12 14 16 17 18 17 16 13 10
Water temp. (°C) 17 16 17 18 20 20 21 22 21 21 20 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 37 33 36 32 25 9 2 4 18 43 57 39
Days with rain 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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 7 8 9 11 11 12 11 9 7 6 6
Wind force (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 city: Lisbon

Climate table of North Portugal (Porto)

North Portugal has the mediterranean climate prevailing. 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 13 13 16 17 20 22 24 25 24 21 16 14
Night temp. (°C) 8 7 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 10 9
Water temp. (°C) 15 15 16 17 19 19 20 20 20 20 18 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 105 81 76 47 41 23 8 8 28 92 107 85
Days with rain 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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 9 7 5 5
Wind force (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 city: Porto

Portugal weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Portugal? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Portugal?

Portugal lies in a straight line about 8,602 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Lisbon). By car the distance is 11,814 km. You are on your way 162 hours and 20 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Portugal?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Portugal is approximately 12 hours.

What are the largest airports in Portugal?

These are the largest airports in Portugal:

How many inhabitants are there in Portugal?

Portugal has approximately 10,291,027 inhabitants.

How big is Portugal?

The area of Portugal is around 88,267 km². It is 14x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Portugal?

The capital of Portugal is Lisbon.

What is the currency of Portugal?

In Portugal the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 November 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.055 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 18.32 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 0.546 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 183.22 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 5.46 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,832.19 Euro

What is the area code of Portugal?

The area code to call Portugal is +351.