You will find all year long a climate neither too hot nor too cold, with naturally variations of temperatures varying from North to South of Portugal. With about 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy beautiful winter days !
The climate of Portugal is generally temperate, and the Atlantic influence brings a certain sweetness as well as humidity on the littoral part and beyond.
The winter is indeed relatively long in the north of the country and to avoid the rain, it is better to go there towards the end of the spring.
By cons, in the Algarve, the weather is almost perfect all year. The most daring can even swim in April. In the South, winters are milder and seawater has a more favorable temperature for swimming.
When is the best time to go to Portugal ?
Here are some additional data to help you in your decision:
In Portugal, the climate is favorable everywhere during May, June, July, August, September and October The most favorable months for the climate to visit Lisbon are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November On average, the hottest months in Lisbon are July, August and September, and the coldest months are January, February and December The rainiest months are January, February, October, November and December The cities with the best climate are Lisbon, Albufeira, Faro (Algarve), Lagos, Cascais, Portimao, Aljustrel, Almodovar, Arraiolos, Beja, Campo Maior, Carvoeiro, Coimbra, Elvas, Estremoz, Evora, Grandola, Laranjeiro, Lourinha, Lousa , Luz, Mertola, Monsanto, Monte Gordo, Montemor-o-Novo, Montijo, Olhao, Pombal, Ponte de Sor, Porto Covo, Quarteira, Sagres, Santarém, Serta, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Tavira, Tomar, Torres Vedras, Vendas Novas In Vila Nova de Milfontes and Vila Real de Santo António with a favorable weather at least 9 months a year The most favorable months for swimming in Lisbon are May, June, July, August, September, October and November