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Climate and weather of Portugal



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Portugal




 

Climate

 
Portugal has a Mediterranean climate with four seasons.

Temperatures are higher in the south (15° in January, 29° in July) than in the north (12° in January, 27° in July). Annual rainfall is lower in the south (500 mm).than in the North (1 100 mm) and in the center (700 mm).

Winter (December
to February)
Temperatures are stable (12 to 13° in the north, 15° in the center and 17° in the south). Rainfall is abundant in the north and high in the south. Sunshine ranges between four and five hours a day (the sun shines six hours a day in the extreme south).

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures rise slowly (15° in March, 17° in April, 20° in May in the north ; 18° in March, 20° in April, 22° in May in the center and in the south). Rainfall is high in the north and moderate in the south.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures are high (25 to 29°). Rainfall Is nonexistent in the south and very low elsewhere. Sunshine range between ten and eleven hours per day (the sun shine twelve hours a day in the far south).

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures steadily drop (25° in September, 20° in October, 15° in November in the North ; 26° in September, 23° in October, 18° in November in the center and in the south) and rainfall is abundant in the north and high in the south.

 When to go to Portugal (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Portugal is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Lisbon (Capital of Portugal)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
15°
15°
17°
19°
22°
25°
min
10°
11°
13°
16°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
27°
28°
26°
22°
17°
15°
min
17°
18°
17°
14°
11°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
110
110
70
60
40
20
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
10
20
80
110
110

Porto

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
13°
14°
16°
17°
19°
23°
min
10°
13°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
25°
25°
24°
21°
16°
14°
min
15°
15°
14°
11°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
170
170
110
110
90
50
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
10
20
60
130
150
170

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Portugal are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Portugal weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Portugal, a country located in Southern Europe, is bordered by Spain to the east and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Capital: Lisbon
Area: 92 000 kmē
Population: 11 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Portuguese
Currency: Euro

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