When to go to Portugal
When you are preparing to organize a trip, one of the elements that most affects the climate. Here is a lot of useful information on the best period of when to go to Portugal.
Located on the Iberian Peninsula, it is the westernmost country in all of Europe, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In general, this is a particularly sunny country throughout the year. Although there are significant differences between North and South.
The climate, to the north, is typically Atlantic. Here, the most mountainous part of the country is concentrated. Rainfall is quite abundant and the climate is cool and rainy.
As you descend into the southern area, rains decrease and sunny days increase, a little 'everywhere.
In the Algarve, the climate is rather dry, and sunny throughout the year.
For sea lovers, the best time to go to Portugal is July and August. In recent months sea temperatures are above the seasonal average, especially in the South; keep in mind, in any case, that you will hardly find temperatures higher than 22 degrees!
In the central South, in summer, the heat is often torrid.
Generally, along the coast, the Ocean influences temperatures. The further you move away, the temperatures decrease; in particular, approaching the high-altitude areas where, in the middle of winter, even snow falls.
Lisbon, Fatima and the central south, have many sunny days throughout the year. In July and August, the highs come to touch the 30 degrees. In Porto, less sunshine during the year, and average temperatures that decrease compared to the south.
Through our κ index, we provide an evaluation, in general, for every single month. In this way, you will be able to evaluate the best period when going to Portugal. Separate discourse, however, deserve the Azores and Madeira
The best months when going to Portugal are, generally, May, June and September. If you are not particularly allergic to the cold, in June you might even think of combining the visit ... a nice swim in the sea!
September, in our opinion, is the Top month, to leave to discover the Algarve and to visit Portugal.
Winter is not the best time when going to Portugal. Of course, December and January, can still reserve pleasant surprises, with the city all decked out for Christmas. February, in general, is not the best period to visit the country.