15 to 28°C
3146 hours
sunshine per day
335 mm
257 days
108 days
0 days

Climate of Lisbon

Lisbon's climate is subtropical Mediterranean. This means that the city is warm and sunny with mild winters and hot, dry summers. This specific type of climate is due to Lisbon's location on the west coast of Portugal, on the Atlantic Ocean.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 15°C and 28°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 9°C and 18°C
  • Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 16°C and 22°C
  • Rain: it rains 108 days and there is a total of approximately 335 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3146 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 15°C and 28°C
Warmest month: 28°C in August
Coldest month: 15°C in January
Night temperature: between 9°C and 18°C
Sea temperature: between 16°C and 22°C
Dry days: 257 days
Days with rain: 108 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 335 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3146 hours

Spring in Lisbon

In spring, from March through May, Lisbon gets warmer and sunnier. Temperatures rise to an average of 20 degrees Celsius and there is less rain than in winter. If you want to visit Lisbon in spring, you can enjoy the sunshine without it being too hot.

Summer in Lisbon

In summer, from June through September, it is hot and dry on average in Lisbon. Temperatures range between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, with high humidity and little precipitation. This is a popular time to travel to Lisbon because of the pleasant weather and vibrant summer life in the city.

Autumn in Lisbon

In autumn, from October through November, it is still pleasant in Lisbon, with temperatures usually between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. There is a bit more precipitation in autumn, but the days are usually dry and sunny. It is a great time to go to Lisbon and enjoy the still warm weather and fewer tourists.

Winter in Lisbon

During the winter months, from December through February, Lisbon can sometimes be cold and rainy. On average, temperatures during this period are around 15 degrees Celsius. Although it is not extremely cold, it can sometimes be chilly at night so bring a warm coat if you go to Lisbon in winter. This is not the most popular time to travel to Lisbon, but it is a cheaper option and the city is beautiful with a layer of fog and rain.

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Temperature graph

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

Precipitation graph

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

Climate table of Lisbon

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Lisbon. 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 Lisbon 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 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

Best time to visit Lisbon

It can be hard to decide when to go to Lisbon, because the city has so much to offer! But if you are looking for the best travel time for Lisbon, we have good news for you: there is actually no bad time to go to the city.

During the summer months, from June through August, it can be quite warm in Lisbon, with temperatures averaging around 30 degrees Celcius. This is the most popular time to go to Lisbon, so you have to expect crowds and higher hotel prices. But if you like warm weather and coziness, this might be the best time for you to go to Lisbon.

In spring and autumn, from April through May and from September through October, the weather in Lisbon is still pleasant, with temperatures averaging around 20 degrees Celcius. This is a fine time to go to Lisbon if you want to enjoy the nice weather without the heat of summer. Also, the city is less crowded than in summer, so you can look around more quietly and enjoy more of all that Lisbon has to offer.

During the winter months, from November through March, the weather in Lisbon is still fairly pleasant, with temperatures averaging around 15 degrees Celcius. Although it can get chilly at times, it is still nice to walk around the city and explore all that Lisbon has to offer.

Climate of Lisbon by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Lisbon? 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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