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Updated: Jan 17, 2023

If you are thinking about living in Portugal, or even just visiting, you should check, in advance, what the country's climate is and the temperatures in the region you want to stay. This is before buying the tickets – be careful not to miss the clothes in your suitcase!

With a temperate climate, the country has well-defined seasons, being one of the European countries with milder temperatures. Remembering that, being in the northern hemisphere, the seasons in Portugal are the opposite of the seasons in Brazil. Thus, we have:

· Summer is mild in the north of the country;

· Autumn and winter are rainy and quite cold in the North and central region;

· Spring and summer in the southern region have a warm climate with sunny days;

· Winter is the wettest season;

· The north is wetter and the south is drier.

Generally speaking, the climate in Portugal varies a little from region to region. In Lisbon, the sun always predominates, with average temperatures throughout the year. In the North (Braga and Porto, for example), it is a little colder and rainy. Inland, still in the North, in Bragança, Vila Real and Alto Douro, and in the central region of Serra da Estrela it snows in winter. In addition, we have dry and hot weather all year round in the Alentejo and the always pleasant temperature of the famous Algarve region.

Portugal, as a whole, has hot and dry summers, with August being the hottest month of the year – temperatures can reach between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius in the Capital, Lisbon. It tends to be the busiest month for Portuguese tourism, due to its beautiful beaches and tourist regions.

The coldest months are January and February, with thermometers in the interior of the country and in the North reaching negative temperatures! Remembering that Portugal has cities that snow.

So, can we help you pack? If you need help, contact our team in Portugal – they know everything!


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