What’s the weather like in Portugal in July?
Surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean and neighbouring Spain, Portugal’s in Western Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. This means it has hot summers with temperatures hitting their yearly peak in July. There are differences in weather around the country, although you’ll get lots of sun and not much rain in the most popular holiday destinations. The south has a Mediterranean climate, while the north’s warmed by the Gulf Stream. You’ll be kept cool by refreshing sea breezes on the coast, with temperatures often a little higher inland. Popular Madeira is actually closer to Africa than it is to Portugal, which means the island has even hotter weather.
Capital city Lisbon gives a good idea of Portugal’s overall weather, and has an average high of 28ºC in July. This drops to 18ºC at night, so evenings are lovely and pleasant. The sea temperature’s 19ºC, while humidity’s low. There’s 4mm of rain over two days, and you can expect 15 hours of daylight with 11 hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be very high so use sun cream. Sunset’s around 9pm.