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Weather in August in Portugal

Considering a trip to Portugal this August and wondering about the expected weather conditions? Find all the crucial information you need right here, addressing your question:

What is the weather like in Portugal in August?

Portugal has a wide variety of climate types. During August, you can expect temperatures that range from pleasant to very warm and precipitation levels ranging from almost none to moderate. The month of August is in the summer season.

Temperatures

During the day the temperature is pleasant in Azoia at 21°C and very warm in Monsaraz at 35°C. As night falls, temperatures generally drop to 19°C in Monsaraz and 18°C in Azoia. In Portugal, August typically stands out as the hottest month of the year. If you're planning a visit during this time, it would be wise to come prepared. Packing light and breathable summer cloths will ensure you stay comfortable throughout your stay.

Precipitation

In August, precipitation varies across different areas. From almost no rainfall in Sagres with an average of 2.1 mm to moderate rainfall in Faja Grande with 63 mm.

Average sunshine

The days are mostly sunny, with an average total of around 350 hours of sunshine in Lisbon. The sunlight during this month doesn't just make the days brighter, it also seems to make everyone a bit more cheerful.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Portugal in August, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Portugal climate page.

Where to go in Portugal in August

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Portugal on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in Portugal?

Lisbon

In August Lisbon generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Lisbon
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<<   July July
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27°C 
18°C 
352 hours 
3.5 mm 
2 days 
27°C 
18°C 
350 hours 
5.7 mm 
2 days 
25°C 
17°C 
280 hours 
32 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Lisbon

Porto

In August Porto generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Porto
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<<   July July
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25°C 
18°C 
307 hours 
22 mm 
6 days 
25°C 
18°C 
295 hours 
27 mm 
6 days 
24°C 
17°C 
224 hours 
62 mm 
9 days 
Climate in Porto

Albufeira

In August Albufeira generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Albufeira
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<<   July July
<<  
28°C 
19°C 
381 hours 
1.1 mm 
1 day 
28°C 
19°C 
357 hours 
2.7 mm 
1 day 
26°C 
18°C 
266 hours 
23 mm 
2 days 
Climate in Albufeira

Lagos

In August Lagos generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Lagos
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<<   July July
<<  
26°C 
18°C 
381 hours 
1.3 mm 
1 day 
26°C 
19°C 
355 hours 
2.6 mm 
1 day 
25°C 
18°C 
267 hours 
21 mm 
3 days 
Climate in Lagos

Portimão

In August Portimão generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Portimão
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conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   July July
<<  
28°C 
18°C 
381 hours 
1.4 mm 
1 day 
28°C 
19°C 
357 hours 
2.8 mm 
1 day 
26°C 
18°C 
266 hours 
22 mm 
3 days 
Climate in Portimão

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Is August the best time to visit Portugal?

We consider August to be one of the best times to travel to Portugal. Typically, the climate in Lisbon is perfect.

Generally speaking, May, June, July, August, September and October provide perfect weather in Lisbon. On the other hand, the weather in January, February and December tend to be tolerable.

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