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Best time to visit Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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The best time to visit Ponta Delgada is May-July

While Ponta Delgada is a popular destination to visit all year round, May-July 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.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Ponta Delgada can rise to a maximum of 24℃ (75℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 13℃ (56℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Ponta Delgada during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Ponta Delgada in December. Head over there in July instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Ponta Delgada, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Ponta Delgada seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Ponta Delgada

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 Ponta Delgada 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.

Ponta Delgada 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 Ponta Delgada 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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FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Ponta Delgada in January

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ponta Delgada in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Ponta Delgada in February

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ponta Delgada in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Ponta Delgada in March

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ponta Delgada in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Ponta Delgada in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Ponta Delgada in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ponta Delgada in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Ponta Delgada in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ponta Delgada in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Ponta Delgada in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ponta Delgada in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


Ponta Delgada in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ponta Delgada in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Ponta Delgada in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ponta Delgada in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.

Ponta Delgada in October

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Ponta Delgada in November

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Ponta Delgada in December

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ponta Delgada in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Ponta Delgada is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (74℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Ponta Delgada 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 Ponta Delgada is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Ponta Delgada, 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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