The climate of Azores (Portugal)
The Azores are an autonomous archipelago with the same rights as
Madeira. The Azores consist of nine islands, São Miguel is the largest
of these islands. Parliament has its seat in the largest city, Ponta
Delgada, the capital is Angra do Heroismo. The other islands are:
Corvo, Flores, Faial, Pico, São Jorge, Graciosa, Terceira and Santa
Maria. All of these islands are inhabited. The Azores are not a
tourist destination par excellence with mass tourism which makes this
an ideal destination for a relaxed holiday. Most tourists come here to
enjoy the beautiful scenery, nowadays you can also go whale spotting.
Because the Azores are situated in an atmospheric high pressure area
the climate is pleasantly mild. However, heavy showers are not
uncommon. Changes in weather may occur very rapidly, this is why the
climate is also referred to as four seasons in one day. Because the
Azores are fairly wet the scenery is beautifully green. The Ponta do
Pico volcano on Pico Island is the highest point in Portugal with an
altitude of 2,300 meters.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Azores
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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