Portugal – when to go

The best time to visit Portugal depends on what you want to get from your visit. If you aim to bask in the sunshine like an oiled handbag and go home looking slightly more mahogany than a table and slightly more wrinkled than some antique luggage, then you will probably be more interested in the long hot summers that take place between June and September. The general temperature in the summer across most of Portugal is around 28-33 degrees.

However, it is worth noting that August is the holiday month for both the Portuguese and the Spanish and so chances are places will be extremely busy, hotels and campsites booked up and the prices adjusted accordingly to take advantage of the fact.

From November to March Portugal experiences high levels of rainfall – it has to keep its countryside verdant somehow although the climate is still generally mild – especially in the south.

The north of the country tends to be wetter than other areas, whilst places at high altitudes run the risk of showers year round and cold temperatures.

The Portuguese coast is mild all year and despite cloudy winter days, once the sun does break through – it’s very pleasantly warm.

Good times to visit Portugal are during Spring when the flora is at its most spectacular and during October when it is warm and the tan-loving tourists and bucket-and-spade crews have generally gone home to look forward to Christmas.

In the northern part of Portugal it can get a mite cold during the winter and inland snow is common although the sunshine still makes regular appearances and puts smiles on faces and warmth in hearts.

February and March are good times to visit if you are happy to avoid other tourists as many prices are substantially lower (in the capital and in the Algarve at least) and the countryside comes alive with a fabulous blossom.

Click here to see the average daily temperatures for Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve.

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Portugal – when to go

The best time to visit Portugal depends on what you want to get from your visit. If you aim to bask in the sunshine like an oiled handbag and go home looking slightly more mahogany than a table and slightly more wrinkled than some antique luggage, then you will probably be more interested in the long hot summers that take place between June and September. The general temperature in the summer across most of Portugal is around 28-33 degrees.

However, it is worth noting that August is the holiday month for both the Portuguese and the Spanish and so chances are places will be extremely busy, hotels and campsites booked up and the prices adjusted accordingly to take advantage of the fact.

From November to March Portugal experiences high levels of rainfall – it has to keep its countryside verdant somehow although the climate is still generally mild – especially in the south.

The north of the country tends to be wetter than other areas, whilst places at high altitudes run the risk of showers year round and cold temperatures.

The Portuguese coast is mild all year and despite cloudy winter days, once the sun does break through – it’s very pleasantly warm.

Good times to visit Portugal are during Spring when the flora is at its most spectacular and during October when it is warm and the tan-loving tourists and bucket-and-spade crews have generally gone home to look forward to Christmas.

In the northern part of Portugal it can get a mite cold during the winter and inland snow is common although the sunshine still makes regular appearances and puts smiles on faces and warmth in hearts.

February and March are good times to visit if you are happy to avoid other tourists as many prices are substantially lower (in the capital and in the Algarve at least) and the countryside comes alive with a fabulous blossom.

Click here to see the average daily temperatures for Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve.

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