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Best time to visit Lisbon, Portugal

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The best time to visit Lisbon is May-August

While Lisbon is a popular destination to visit all year round, May-August is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the temperature in Lisbon can rise as high as 30℃ (85℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 6℃ (44℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Lisbon are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Lisbon falls around November, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in July instead.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Lisbon, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Lisbon seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Lisbon as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Lisbon is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Lisbon

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Lisbon for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Lisbon climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Lisbon for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Lisbon in January

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lisbon in February

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 3 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lisbon in March

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lisbon in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Lisbon in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lisbon in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lisbon in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lisbon in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lisbon in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Lisbon in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lisbon in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Lisbon in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lisbon in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Lisbon is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Lisbon is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Lisbon is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Lisbon, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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