• Climate

Depending on the region and time of year that you visit, Portugal enjoys plenty of sunshine, making it an ideal destination for a holiday break.

Portugal has a temperate maritime climate with hot summers and wet winters, affected by the Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean influences.

The climate also varies according to the altitude and proximity to the ocean. In the mountainous north, conditions are generally cooler and wetter while Lisbon, the Alentejo and Algarve regions have long, hot summers with temperatures up to 35–40ºC. The humidity diminishes as you move away from the coast and the interior areas are quite mild.

Madeira has a pleasant sub-tropical climate year round and the Azores islands are a great place to visit in the warmer months, although winters can be windy and wet.