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Portugal Weather

Portugal Weather is full of variation. Atlantic, Mediterranean and Continental sets of climatic conditions prevail throughout the country.
Weather in Portugal varies according to the regions. Topographical relief, latitudinal position and closeness to sea of the particular region affect the climatic condition of that region.

Portugal is basically divided into three parts; Mainland Portugal, Madeira and Azores. All the three regions have distinguishable topographical features and thus the climate of the three regions vary from each other.

Portugal Climate
The climate in Portugal can be classified in the following categories:
  • Mainland Portugal Weather Summers in the mainland are very hot and dry. Autumns are sunny a comfortable. Winters are comparatively milder than the other European countries. Very little snowfall takes place during the winter. Serra da Estrela Mountains are considered as the highest landform in the mainland where the maximum amount of snowfall occurs.

  • Madeira Weather There are several mountain ranges located all over the land. Due to the presence of mountains and the physical position of the land, the weather in this region is subtropical in nature. A mild temperature prevails over the land throughout the year. The maximum temperature in summer is approximately 20°C and the maximum temperature in winter is 18°C.

  • Azores Weather The warm Gulf Stream and the latitudinal position of the island affect its climatic condition. Throughout the year the temperature stays very mild and comfortable.

    The Mediterranean climate of Portugal causes rainfall during the winters.

    Portugal Weather is moderate throughout the year making it possible for the tourists to visit the place all the year round.

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