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Weather in Portugal – Portuguese climate

Portugal is a warm and inviting country in many ways, and it is an established holiday destination for various reasons; however, one main factor in particular is the favourable climate. As with most countries, the southern regions are warmer, and these are where the main holiday resorts can be found. Portugal is divided into 18 districts on the mainland and two autonomous regions – Madeira and the Azores.

The majority of holidaymakers and property investors head to the Algarve, Lisbon, and Madeira regions, so we will concentrate on those areas for the weather and climate reports.

Portugal enjoys on average 300 days of sunshine per year, which is around 2,800 hours, with warm spring times, hot dry summers, and mild winters. The misconception is that Portugal does not have four seasons; it does. However, the climate is typically Mediterranean in the south and more Atlantic in the north, with lots of sunshine, mild temperatures during the winter months, and moderate rainfall.

The driest months are: July, August, and September The wettest months are: November, December, and January

Portugal’s seasons Winter is: December, January, and February Spring is: March, April, and May Summer is: June, July, August, and September Autumn is: October and November

The Lisbon region – Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, and Setubal The Lisbon region’s average air temperature in the winter is 11°C and reaches 27°C in the summer. In the Lisbon region, the winter sea temperature is 15°C, and during the summer, it is 20°C.

The Algarve region – Faro, Albufeira, Lagos, and Tavira The Algarve’s average air temperature ranges from its lowest at 12°C in the winter months to summer highs of 30°C. The average sea temperature in the Algarve in winter is 16°C and in summer is 22°C.

The Madeira region – Funchal, Santa Cruz, Machico, and Santana The Madeira area’s average air temperature is 16°C at its lowest in the winter to a summer high of 26°C. The Madeira Sea temperature in the winter is 18°C, while in the summer, it is 23°C.

Maximum average temperature °C:

Region Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lisbon 11 12 14 16 19 23 27 27 25 20 16 12
Algarve 12 13 15 17 20 25 30 30 27 23 18 14
Madeira 16 16 17 18 20 22 25 26 25 23 20 18

Average days of sunshine:

Region Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lisbon 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 12 9 7 5 4
Algarve 6 7 8 10 12 12 12 11 10 8 6 5
Madeira 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 9 7 6 5

The summer season in Portugal is from June to September, with the best months to visit being June, July, August, and September for maximum sunshine and the hottest temperatures. However, you may find sightseeing more comfortable in the spring or autumn months of April, May, and October when it’s a little cooler.