Portugal temperatures in May

Portugal in May has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in São Roque do Pico with 17°C (62°F) to high temperatures in Elvas with 26°C (78°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 12°C (54°F) in Elvas and 14°C (57°F) in São Roque do Pico.

What is the temperature of the different cities in Portugal in May?

Find the average daytime temperatures in May for the most popular destinations in Portugal on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF). Warm: 22ºC (72ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF). Pleasant: 18ºC (64ºF) to 22ºC (72ºF) Moderate: 12ºC (54ºF) to 18ºC (64ºF). Cold: 2ºC (36ºF) to 12ºC (54ºF). Very cold: lower than 2ºC (36ºF)

  • What is the warmest city in May in Portugal?
  • Elvas tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C (78°F) and a minimum nighttime temperature of around 12°C (54°F).

  • What is the coldest city in May in Portugal?
  • The coldest city in May in Portugal is São Roque do Pico when we check our database. The maximum daytime temperatures are around 17°C (62°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures fall around 14°C (57°F).

  • How much sun does Portugal get in May?
  • May is generally a sunny month with an average of 290 hours of sunshine in Lisbon during the whole month.

  • How warm is the water in May?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 19°C (66°F) in Ponta Delgada this month, so still a bit cool to swim but some enjoy a refreshing dive.

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