Beaches and weather in Lisbon

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The climate of Lisbon is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, from which the wind likes to blow. The climate is subtropical Mediterranean, which means dry, hot summer and cooler, rainy winters.

After all, you can come to Lisbon properly all year round.

We will tell you why:)

Temperature in Lisbon

The air temperature in the coldest part of the year (December, January, February) actually does not fall below 10 degrees Celsius. The warmest months are of course summer months such as June, July, August and September, then the bars on the thermometers can show 40 degrees in the shade.

Water and air temperature in Lisbon / Long-term forecast
Water and air temperature in Lisbon / Long-term forecast

The average daily temperatures in Lisbon during the summer day are over 25 degrees, and the chances of precipitation are very low. So if you can’t stand the heat, it’s better to come to the Portuguese capital in the spring (April, May, June) or in the fall (October, November). Then the thermometer bars oscillate around 20 degrees, which is the perfect weather for sightseeing.

As confirmation for our words on the official website of Lisbon you will find a long-term weather forecast:

Long-term weather forecast for Lisbon with ocean water temperature.
Long-term weather forecast for Lisbon with ocean water temperature.

When can you swim in the ocean around Lisbon?

It is true that in the spring or autumn for swimming in the nearby Lisbon ocean is too cold, but you can calmly get to know all the nooks and tourist attractions of Lisbon.

However, in late autumn and winter, when the prices of accommodation fall sharply, you have to reckon with rainfall, sometimes even continuous.

Snow or frost is out of question in Lisbon though.

Weather in Lisbon

The weather in Lisbon compared to neighboring Spain or even Italy is cooler. However, it is still a mild and favorable Mediterranean climate with a lot of sunny hours throughout the year.

Below you will find the current long-term weather forecast:

Long-term weather forecast for Lisbon

Lisbon weather in November

When it comes to the colder part of the year, the temperature begins to drop, around mid-November. Then the number of sunny hours per day is over 5 hours. Even the water in the ocean begins to slowly decrease. Daytime temperatures can reach 18 degrees, and the minimum ones do not fall below 12 degrees. However, it is chilly at night. When it comes to rainfall, they should be expected, because November and December have the most rainfall throughout the year.

Lisbon weather in January

In turn, at the beginning of the year when it comes to rain, it is a little less, which is important when we want to explore the capital of Portugal on foot. On the other hand, it is cooler, daytime temperatures reach a maximum of 14 degrees, and fall to 8 at night. The impact of the Atlantic Ocean is not without significance here. Such close presence of great water is associated not only with blowing winds, but also with higher humidity. The temperature in the ocean drops to 14 degrees, and the number of sunny hours does not exceed five throughout the day.

Lisbon weather in February

February in Lisbon is already more kind when it comes to weather conditions. The water temperature in the ocean does not change, but the number of sunny hours reaches up to seven. Thermometers can show up to 16 degrees during the day and are unlikely to fall below 9 degrees. It can still rain, but the risk of rain from day to day is however slightly lower. Undoubtedly, Lisbon in February is slowly preparing for the arrival of spring.

The weather in Lisbon is amazing. See how the temperature will be in May, June, July, August, October and November.
The weather in Lisbon is amazing. See how the temperature will be in May, June, July, August, October and November.

Now a few words about the water temperature around Lisbon.

Ocean water temperature around Lisbon

If you want to take the opportunity to swim in the nearby ocean, then first you need to leave the center of Lisbon, because as we have already mentioned, the city is not located directly above this water reservoir.

Secondly, the ocean heats up to a tolerable temperature around mid-June and early July. Before that, bathing might simply be impossible.

The highest water temperature in the ocean occurs in late September and early October – about 20 degrees. However, it will never be such a warm soup that can be found when visiting the southern countries located on the Mediterranean. However, the Atlantic Ocean is a larger reservoir that has its own rules.

If we mentioned the weather in Lisbon, it is impossible not to add a few words about the beaches nearby.

Sandy beaches in Lisbon and nearby oceanfront villages.
Sandy beaches in Lisbon and nearby oceanfront villages.

Beaches in Lisbon

Lisbon as the capital of Portugal is not located directly on the ocean as we have already written in one of our previous guides to Lisbon. However, you can reach the coast by, for example, a regional train to enjoy the seaside sand after about half an hour.

Popular towns with beaches located near Lisbon with access to the ocean are: Cascais, Estoril, Carcavelos and Guincho.

You can find more beaches in Lisbon on the map below:

One of the most popular beaches around Lisbon is Praia do Guincho. You can see her view on the following online camera:

We are looking forward to your comments and opinions on the surrounding beaches as well as what weather met you in Lisbon.

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