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Weather Seasons in Portugal

Portugal is one among the warmest countries in Europe which enjoys a Mediterranean climate and the ideal time to visit this country is from the month of March to May or September to October when the weather is considerably warmer and suitable for majority of the international tourists. Across mainland Portugal, there is very little variation in the yearly temperature which ranges from 15 degrees in the north to 18 degrees when you go down south. With the summers as well as springs mostly sunny and warm, the winters and autumns are windy, cold and rainy, with sunny and slightly warm days not at all a rarity here.

Summer in Portugal

Being one of the warmest European destinations, Portugal enjoys a sunny and temperate summer season which sets off during the month of July and August and during this time, the temperature here ranges from 35 degrees to 40 degrees in the central parts of the country while it ranges from 30 degrees to 35 degrees in the northern regions. Given to the sunny summers, majority of tourists from all parts of the world prefer to visit Portugal during this time to enjoy the refreshing sea breezes.

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Popular Locations to Visit during Summer

Winter in Portugal

Winters in Portugal are comparatively mild with heavy rains and frequent temperature droppings. The wet season sets off during the month of November and continues till March. During these windy winters when sunny days are not that rare, the temperature near sea falls below 5 degrees and at times can also reach several degrees below the threshold 0 degrees mark. While the valleys mostly remain wet, snowfall in the Serra da Estrela Mountains is very common, which quickly melts down once the winters are over.

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Popular Locations to Visit during Winter

Autumn in Portugal

Experiencing the calmness and charm of autumn in Portugal is a great reason for visiting this country in October.  The autumns here are warm with very few people crowding across its tourist destinations. Regions in the vicinity of sea also experience a warm climate, however, the swimming season lasting from June to mid- September. If your Portugal itinerary dominantly consists of swimming activities, visiting Portugal during the autumns will not serve your purpose. Tourists arriving during the autumns are advised to bring their winter gears along.

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Popular Locations to Visit during Autumn

Spring in Portugal

Spring is undoubtedly one of the best seasons to visit Portugal and during this time, there are dazzling flowers blossomed like a carpet all across the hillsides with the almond blossoms lightening up the countryside in its charm and enticing aura. Starting from February, the best time to visit Portugal continues through the months of April, May and June. During this time, the beautiful spring flowers are at their highest glory with the temperature averaging around 20 degrees. With the onset of May, there are wild flowers and colorful harvest scenery which brings together the best of nature in Europe.

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Popular Locations to Visit during Spring

Prominent Destinations in Portugal

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Arriving in Lisbon from March to May as well as September to October is favorable for all tourists given to the warm weather and lesser- crowded streets.

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The most favorable time to visit Porto is from May to September when the weather is warm and sunny here. Porto usually enjoys moderate temperatures.

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Coimbra boasts of warm summers and springs as well as mild short winters. It is one of the few places which are worth visiting throughout the year.

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August is the best month for people looking forward to swimming here and during this time, the pleasant climate and less- crowded beaches are a boon for visitors.

Some Facts About Portugal Weather

  • Portugal enjoys lots of sunshine and sunny weather.
  • The autumns and winters are comparatively rainy and cold.
  • Temperatures soar up to 40 degrees during summers.
  • Portugal receives one of the highest rainfalls in Europe.
  • The Mediterranean climate here makes it a popular tourist destination.