The Climate of Portugal

Beautiful Beach in Faro, Portugal

A Beautiful Faro Beach | Photo by mac_filko

Portugal has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers being a particular feature which attracts many holidaymakers.

There are differences depending on the specific region you are staying in though so we have put together this short guide to help you decide which area would be best for you.

The Algarve

One of the most popular areas for the traditional ‘beach holiday’ the Algarve is generally the hottest part of Portugal during the summer months of July and August.

It has a long summer season and whilst temperatures don’t ever get too cold in the winter months (averages of around 12°C – 13°C Dec – Feb) from mid-May onwards it starts getting hot! July and August has averages of over 24°C and it stays well over 19°C right through to October.


The capital of Portugal, Lisbon (or Lisboa) has a very similar temperature chart to the Algarve however it stays a degree or so lower throughout the year.

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