15 to 27°C
3347 hours
sunshine per day
93 mm
299 days
66 days
0 days

Climate of Portugal

Portugal is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and has a varied climate that varies from region to region. Portugal's climate ranges from a temperate maritime climate in the north to a warm Mediterranean climate in the south and islands.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 15°C and 27°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 11°C and 20°C
  • Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 17°C and 23°C
  • Rain: it rains 66 days and there is a total of approximately 93 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3347 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 15°C and 27°C
Warmest month: 27°C in August
Coldest month: 15°C in January
Night temperature: between 11°C and 20°C
Sea temperature: between 17°C and 23°C
Dry days: 299 days
Days with rain: 66 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 93 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3347 hours

From the green, rainy hills of the north to the sunny beaches of the south and exotic islands: Portugal offers a climate for every taste.

Northern Portugal

The north, especially in areas like Porto and the Douro Valley, has a temperate maritime climate. Summers are pleasantly warm but less hot than in the south, with average temperatures around 25°C.


The winters are relatively cool and wet, with temperatures rarely falling below zero. This region receives the most rainfall in the country, especially in the fall and winter.

Central Portugal


Middle Portugal, including the capital Lisbon, has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C.


The winters are milder and wetter than in the north, with average temperatures around 10-15°C. The area is known for its beautiful beaches and attractive summer resorts.

South Portugal / Algarve

The Algarve, in the extreme south of Portugal, has the most stable and warmest climate in the country. It has a typical Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and short, mild winters.

Summer temperatures tend to be around 28-30°C, while winters remain mild, averaging around 16°C. The region is popular among tourists, partly because of its abundant sunshine and beautiful coastline.

Madeira and Azores


The Portuguese islands Madeira and Azores have a special climate. Madeira, located closer to the African coast, has a subtropical climate with moderate temperatures throughout the year.

The Azores, located in the Atlantic Ocean, have a temperate maritime climate with more rainfall and cooler temperatures than on the mainland.

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Portugal.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Portugal.

Climate table of Portugal

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Portugal. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Portugal might be like in a given month.

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

Best time to visit Portugal

To go to Portugal, the best time to visit is April through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Portugal, August is the warmest month with 28°C and the most cold month is 15°C in January. The average water temperature is between 17°C and 23°C.

Climate of Portugal by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Portugal? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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