Guarda, where it's located

The climate of Guarda is temperate, with quite cold winters and warm summers.
The city is located in eastern Portugal, north-east of the Serra da Estrela, and at 1,000 meters (3,300 ft) above sea level. It is therefore the highest city in Portugal. Given the altitude, in winter there can be snowfall and frost.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 4 °C (39 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 19.2 °C (66 °F). The lowest record (of the 1971/2000 period) is -10.8 °C (13 °F), the highest is 38.3 °C (101 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Guarda - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)1234711141412852
Max (°C)781112162024252115107
Min (°F)343637394552575754464136
Max (°F)454652546168757770595045

Precipitation amounts to 880 millimeters (34.6 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 10 mm (0.4 in) in the driest month (August) to 140 mm (5.5 in) in the wettest (December). Here is the average precipitation.
Guarda - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)1008555858545201050105105140880
Prec.(in)3.93.32.23.33.31.80.80.424.14.15.534.6
Days10971095225991187

On average, there are around 2,760 sunshine hours per year: therefore, the amount of sunshine is very good. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Guarda - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours456791012129654

Guarda

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To visit Guarda, you can choose the months of June and September. In July and August, the heat is generally bearable, but sometimes it can be intense.