Portalegre, where it's located

The climate of Portalegre is Mediterranean, with mild, relatively rainy winters and hot, sunny summers.
The city is located in the central part of Portugal, in the east, near the border with Spain, at an altitude of 600 meters (2,000 ft).
In winter, there is often fog during periods of high pressure. In summer, despite the altitude, it can sometimes be very hot. In August 2017, 40 °C (104 °F) were reached.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 8.6 °C (47 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 23.6 °C (74 °F). The lowest record (of the 1971/2000 period) is -4.5 °C (24 °F), the highest is 40.4 °C (105 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Portalegre - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)668811141717161297
Max (°C)111315162025303026201512
Min (°F)434346465257636361544845
Max (°F)525559616877868679685954

Precipitation amounts to 850 millimeters (33.5 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 10 mm (0.4 in) in the driest months (July, August) to 135 mm (5.3 in) in the wettest (December). Here is the average precipitation.
Portalegre - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)1109565807030101040100115135850
Prec.(in)4.33.72.63.12.81.20.40.41.63.94.55.333.5
Days10107984114891184

On average, there are around 2,920 sunshine hours per year: therefore, the amount of sunshine is very good. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Portalegre - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours5678101112129765

Portalegre

Best Time


The best times to visit Portalegre are spring and autumn, ie from mid-April to mid-June and from September to early October. In June, the weather is often nice, but it can sometimes be hot, especially in the second half of the month.