What’s the weather like in Portugal in November?
The furthest west country in mainland Europe, Portugal has different weather depending on where you go. It’s on the Iberian Peninsula surrounded by Spain and the North Atlantic Ocean, and, generally speaking, has an inviting climate with pleasant temperatures in November.
There’s differences in weather between the north and south, which has a Mediterranean climate. This includes the popular Algarve region where things never get too chilly, even in winter. You’ll be kept cool by sea breezes on the coast, while the Gulf Stream will warm you up further up the west coast.
The capital Lisbon gives a good idea of the kind of weather you can expect in Portugal. You’ll have an average high of 18ºC in November, so you can still look forward to being nice and warm. You should bring some things to wrap up in at night though as temperatures cool to 11ºC. The sea temperature’s 17ºC, while humidity’s low. The amount of rain picks up in October and there’s 111mm over 13 rainy days in November. You’ll usually get five hours of sunshine from ten daylight hours each day. UV levels will be moderate. Sunset’s around 5.30pm.
Things to Do
The weather’s still warm enough to head to the beach, and the Algarve has the best of them. The region’s also got some of Portugal’s best golf courses, and you can play a few rounds surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery. Surfing’s popular in November, and you’ll get Portugal’s best waves over winter.