Avg weather in January
9 Hrs per day
115 mm per month
81 % avg
6 Mph avg


What’s the weather like in Portugal in January?

Sitting on the Iberian Peninsula surrounded by its neighbours Spain and the North Atlantic Ocean, you’ll have mild weather if you’re going to Portugal in January. There are pleasant temperatures across most of the country, although it’s one of the wettest months of the year. There are differences in climate around Portugal. The south has typical Mediterranean weather, with lots of warm sunshine, and is which is where you’ll find the  Algarve region. Places on the west coast are cooled by Atlantic winds, while the Gulf Stream will keep you nice and warm as you move up the coast.


Lisbon gives a good idea of the weather across Portugal, and has an average high of 15ºC in January. It gets quite chilly in the evenings, cooling to 8ºC. The sea temperature is 16ºC, while humidity’s low. There’s 109mm of rain over 14 days, and you can expect ten hours of daylight with five hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be low but still take sun cream. Sunset’s around 5.25pm at the start of the month and gradually gets later.

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