The whole year around the climate in Lisbon invites you to visit the city, due to it’s close location to the Mediterranean sea. On average summers are dry and hot and the winters rainy, but warm.
Especially in summer it’s a great idea to go on a city break to the Portuguese capital. For several months you have the possibility to participate in different events and festivities. One of the most popular celebrations is the Festa de Santo Antonio, the patron saint of Portugal.
If you plan a trip to Lisbon during summer, we recommend you to try to join this colourful event in June.
In any case, we invite you to have a look at the weather divided by seasons to decide which is the best time to travel to Lisbon for you.
Average temperatures in Lisbon
|January||11||8||14||New Year’s Day|
|February||12.5||9||16||Lisbon Fado Festival / Carnival|
|March||14.5||11||18||The King Juan Carlos’ Cup|
|April||15||11||19||Great World Orchestras / Liberty Day|
|May||18||14||22||Begin Out Jazz Festival|
|June||21||16||26||St. António’s Day /Pilgrimage to Fatima /St. João’s Day / St. Pedro’s Day|
|July||23||18||28||Begin BAIXAnima Street Festival / Estoril Jazz Festival / Cool Jazz Festival|
|September||22||17||27||End BAIXAnima Street Festival / End Out Jazz Festival|
|October||13.5||15||22||Doclisboa International Cinema Festival|
|November||14.5||12||17||All Saints’ Day|
|December||7.5||10||15||Christmas / New Year’s Eve / Feast of the Immaculate Conception|
Spring is a good time to travel to Lisbon. Already in April you’ll be able to enjoy sunny summer days with temperatures up to 19 degrees. If that is not summer-like, then we don’t know. Still we recommend you to take a jacket for chilly nights and an umbrella, because the weather in spring is still a bit unpredictable.
Summers are always really warm in Lisbon. During this time you can leave your jacket perfectly at home and enjoy a nightly walk through the small streets of Bairro Alto. After a day full of sunshine and visiting the beautiful buildings of Lisbon, there is nothing better than to sit down at a terrace and relax with a cool drink while watching the city life happening around you.
As we already said, a trip to Lisbon is a good idea the whole year round, but autumn is especially recommendable, if you’re looking for summer-feeling without too high temperatures during the day.
If you travel during October to the Portuguese capital make sure to visit the Doclisboa International cinema festival.
Even winter is a good time for a city break in Lisbon. Nights can get chilly, but during the day you’ll still be able to soak up some sun rays. Compared to the whole year it rains more in winter, but you can be lucky and have a weekend completely rain free. Festivities during the end of the year are All Saints’ Day, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.