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The climate of Porto (Portugal)
Porto is situated on the banks of the Douro River. The city was built on the hillside of seven hills and is also known as the City of Bridges. The most famous bridges are the Maria Pia Bridge and the Dom Luis I Bridge. Porto is world famous for its fortified wine. This wine has been produced here since the 17th century. Several Port houses can still be found in the old city center. Most of these port houses offer a port wine tasting for a small fee. The entire old center of Porto is a Unesco world heritage site and is also known as the Ribeira.
Porto has a warm maritime climate with influences of a Mediterranean climate. summers may be very warm. During several heat waves temperatures above 40 degrees have been recorded. Humidity figures are always low here causing even the warmest days to still feel pleasant. Winters are fairly wet with longer periods of rain. The wind from the Atlantic Ocean has a cooling effect.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Porto

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 14 5 4 18 16
February 14 6 5 17 15
March 16 7 6 15 16
April 18 8 7 13 16
May 20 11 9 13 17
June 23 13 9 9 19
July 25 15 10 6 20
August 25 15 10 6 21
September 24 14 8 9 21
October 21 12 6 14 20
November 17 8 5 15 18
December 14 6 4 16 17
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít 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:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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