Fatima, where it's located

The climate of Fátima, a Portuguese town located north-east of Lisbon, at 300 meters (1,000 feet) above sea level, is Mediterranean, with mild, quite rainy winters and hot, sunny summers.
The climate data are taken from the nearby town of Abrantes, whose temperatures are similar, but being located in the plain and a bit further from the sea, it's a bit warmer in summer, at least during the day.
Here are the average temperatures.
Abrantes - Average temperatures
Min (°C)558910131515141285
Max (°C)141618202227303128231815
Min (°F)414146485055595957544641
Max (°F)576164687281868882736459

Precipitation amounts to about 600 mm (23.5 in) per year. The rainiest period is from October to March; in summer, it almost never rains. Here is the average precipitation.
Abrantes - Average precipitation

Winter, from December to February, is mild, but also quite rainy. Very cold days are rare, although the night temperature can sometimes drop to freezing (0 °C or 32 °F) or a little below.

Spring, from March to May, is mild; it's initially unstable and rainy in March, and gradually becomes more stable and sunny.

Summer, from June to August or mid-September, is hot and sunny; given the proximity to the ocean, summer is not as hot as in the cities that are located in the interior, near the border with Spain. Sometimes, however, it can get very hot, with highs about 35 °C (95 °F).

Autumn, from mid-September to November, is initially warm and sunny, but it gradually becomes milder and wetter over the weeks.


The amount of sunshine in Fátima is great in summer, when blue skies prevail, it is good in spring, while it is only decent in autumn and winter, when cloud systems due to disturbances from the Atlantic Ocean pass quite frequently. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Abrantes - Sunshine

Best Time

The best time to go to Fátima is spring, in April and May. Summer is a good period, but it can sometimes get definitely hot. September is a good month, although it can sometimes get hot, at least in the first half. In October, temperatures are pleasant, but the rains begin to become more frequent.