Lisbon sees 4 distinct seasons: a hot summer, pleasant spring and autumn months and unpredictable, albeit usually mild winters. The summer months are the busiest, in terms of tourism, but the most pleasant time to visit the city with kids is the spring. At this time, the weather is sunny but not overly hot and sightseeing is at its best.
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SPRING IN LISBON
Lisbon is a delight in spring. At this time, the weather sees glorious sunny days bathing the city in diffused light but the temperatures are still mild enough to allow pleasant sightseeing.
April sees occasional downpours of rain so while overall dry, pack for possible rain showers if visiting at this time.
May is usually warm enough to mark the beginning of beach season.
SUMMER IN LISBON
Summer in Lisbon is a hot and sticky season. From June on, temperatures rise steadily reaching well over 30 degrees in July and August: this makes the weather unpleasant for sightseeing but perfect to enjoy the city parks and nearby beaches.
July and August are the months when Lisbon residents take their summer holiday. Especially in August, be prepared to see city life slowing down and the beaches fill up!
AUTUMN IN LISBON
Autumn is a lovely time to visit Lisbon. September is still very much a summer month in the Portuguese capital and you can enjoy great weather and smaller crowds.
October sees a first drop in temperatures and more frequent rainy days. This is a great time to visit Lisbon if you are interested in museums and food. The second half of October and November start to have a more wintery feel and see lower numbers of tourists.
WINTER IN LISBON
Winter is low tourism season in Lisbon. Lisbon weather are mild compared to many other European cities but rain and overcast days are frequent: this season is mostly suited to budget visitors who can easily find affordable Lisbon accommodation and cheaper inbound flights.
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