You can enjoy Porto all year long. The temperatures in the summer can climb as high as 40°C, baking the bricks and pavement. If you’re not keen on seaside activities, avoid the summer and check out Porto in the spring. In the spring, you can take advantage of the milder temperatures while still getting a fair amount of sun. Plus you’ll beat the summer crowds and higher summer prices.
Despite the occasional scorchers, summer can be a blast since it’s a season crammed with festivals. If you’ve come to Porto for a bit of local colour, summer is the perfect time. The party kicks off with the rowdy São João (St John) Festival, when the streets become a massive playground for the young and old alike.
Winter means fog and rain. If you don’t mind a little wet-weather while slogging about, this might be the ideal time for you. Even thought the climate can take a turn for the decidedly damp, the temperatures almost never drop below freezing and on those rare occasions (only a few times in the last thirty years) a smattering of snow does fall, it never sticks.
For more information on the climate, please visit the Porto Weather page.