What’s the weather like in Portugal in February?
Portugal’s on the Iberian Peninsula surrounded by neighbours Spain and the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s the furthest-west country in Europe, and has a pleasant year-round climate with mild winter temperatures. In February Portugal generally has quite mild and wet weather, although you can go to places that offer some good winter sun.
There’s different weather around Portugal, with the south having a fairly typical Mediterranean climate, while the Gulf Stream warms things up further up the west coast. You’ll get cool breezes around the coast, while things are usually a bit warmer inland. Popular Madeira’s an island off the northwest coast of Africa and has subtropical weather that’s hotter than mainland Portugal.
Capital city Lisbon gives a good idea of weather around Portugal, and has a typical high temperature of 16ºC in February. Pack some warmer clothes for the evenings as things get quite chilly, dropping to 9ºC at night. The average sea temperature’s 15ºC, while humidity’s low and normal rainfall’s 110mm over 14 rainy days. You can expect five hours of sunshine from 11 hours of daylight each day, while UV levels will be moderate. Sunset’s around 6pm at the start of the month and gradually gets later.
Things to Do
The mild weather makes Portugal great for a winter break, with the popular Algarve region having lots of sun to soak up on its beaches. The weather’s ideal for golf, which is popular in the Algarve, while Albufeira also has great nightlife. If you’re into surfing then the best waves are over winter.