Find the best time to visit Lisbon, as far as climate and weather are concerned. The Lisbon weather is great, so enjoy it to the fullest!
Lisbon is the Capital of Portugal and has one of the most moderate climates in Europe, as it has mild winters and hot summers but mild temperatures (because it is located by the Atlantic Ocean).
Thus, it is known to average about 300 days of sunshine a year.
However, you must be aware that the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere are different from those in the Southern Hemisphere and that today, with climate change problem, it is sometimes difficult to characterize each year’s season.
Nevertheless, to choose the best time to visit Lisbon, as far as climate and weather and the type of clothes to wear are concerned, you do not have to care much about!
Weather forecast – Lisbon
In order to help you choose the best type of clothes to wear during your vacation in Lisbon, find in this screen information about the weather now and the Weather Forecast for 3 days (from the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and the Atmosphere – IPMA, a public institution).
Find also here a 10 day Lisbon Weather Forecast.
Temperature and rainfall in Lisbon
As for weather throughout the year, these are the temperatures and rainfall that are found when visiting Lisbon:
Lisbon in Spring
From 21 march to 20 june
Spring is one of the most pleasant seasons to visit Lisbon.
In Spring you will find sunny weather, with mild temperatures (between 10ºC and 20ºC or 50ºF and 68ºF). Temperatures are rising, with the month of June being the warmest (but easy to bear) and with the longest days.
The countless flower gardens of Lisbon are in bloom and the terraces are becoming more popular!
The accommodation is more reasonably priced.
From 21 June to 20 September
Lisbon Summer has hot weather, that is, with temperatures between 25ºC and 35ºC (or 77ºF and 95ºF) , reaching now and then 40ºC (104ºF). Temperatures are moderate, given Lisbon’s proximity to the sea and river. August is the hottest month of the year, with little or no rain.
For this reasons, there are many outdoor events and festivals take place in the city. The beach days are long and it’s time to eat ice cream!
Undoubtedly, this season is the ideal to have meals and drinks on the pleasant terraces by the Tagus River, on the beach or in a garden.
Due to the high season, the accommodation has higher prices and there are more tourists.
On the other hand, it is the time that Lisbon population go on vacation and head mainly to the South of the country. Thus, they are the months with less traffic in the city.
Lisbon in Autumn
from 21 Septembre to 20 Decembre
In Autumn the days are still sunny, with pleasant temperatures in Lisbon (with temperatures between 15ºC and 25ºC or 59ºF and 77ºF).
In this season of the year, however, the first drizzles may appear, which usually occur in September or October.
At this time, there are interesting cultural events in the city, but with small crowds (less queues at monuments and museums).
Lisbon in Winter
from 21 decembre to 20 march
In winter, the weather in Lisbon tends to be rainy, interspersed with pleasant sunny days that to stroll. Temperatures are moderate (between 5ºC and 15ºC or 41ºF and 59ºF).
Although the cold is easily tolerable given the proximity of the sea.
In fact, these are the low season months, when you find less tourists in the city. Whether is raining or not, take the opportunity to visit the city’s museums.
On the other hand, at this time of year, accommodation has the lowest prices.
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