Climate and average weather in Portugal
The climate in mainland Portugal varies from north to south and from coast to mountain. Tthe south, experiences Mediterranean weather with particularly mild winters and hot summers. Further north, the coast is warmed by the Gulf Stream, so winters are still mild and summers are warm. More inland summers are hotter but the winter temperature drops. In winter you can even find snow in Portugal.
In the Algarve summers are particularly dry and sunny with 12 hours of sunshine each day and an average maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius (82° Fahrenheit) and minimum of 20 degrees Celsius (68° Fahrenheit). Although temperatures in the north of Portugal are a little lower, there?s still around 11 hours of sunshine each day and the cool sea breeze makes it pleasant for a summer break.
Interested in more detailed information on the Weather and Climate in Portugal?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination, in or above the map. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.
Regions in Portugal
Popular places in Portugal
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- Arcos de Valdevez
- Armação de Pêra
- Cabanas de Tavira
- Costa da Caparica
- Figueira da Foz
- Monte Gordo
- Ponte de Lima