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Portugal Climate



Portugal is one of the warmest European countries. In mainland Portugal, yearly temperature averages are about 15C (55F) in the north and 18C (64F) in the south. Madeira and Azores have a narrower temperature range as expected given their insularity, with the former having low precipitation in most of the archipelago and the latter being wet and rainy. Spring and Summer months are usually sunny and temperature maximum are very high during July and August, with maximums averaging between 35C and 40C (86F - 95F) in the interior of the country, 30C and 35C in the north, and occasionally reaching 45C (113F) in the south. Autumn and Winter are typically rainy and windy, yet sunny days are not rare either. Temperatures rarely fall below 5C (41F) nearer to the sea, averaging 10C (50F), but can reach several degrees below 0C (32F) further inland. Snow is common in winter in the mountainous areas of the north, especially in Serra da Estrela but melts quickly once the season is over. Portugal's climate can be classified as Mediterranean (particularly the southern parts of the Algarve and Alentejo, though technically on Atlantic shore). .



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