The city of Coimbra has a Mediterranean climate. Therefore a generally mild climate with annual average temperatures ranging between 21.2 ° C of the maximum average temperatures and 9.8 ° C of the minimum average temperatures. The rains show the typical alternation of the Mediterranean climate between a very dry summer season and the rainy autumn and winter seasons. Spring, on the other hand, presents a quantity of transition rainfall between the dry and rainy periods.
The average summer temperatures of Coimbra, in the hottest month of August, vary between the 29 ° C maximum average temperature and the 15 ° C minimum average temperature. In winter, the average minimum temperatures, in the coldest month of January, are around 5 ° C. While the maximum average temperatures reach values of 14 ° C. During the summer, maximum temperatures can sometimes exceed 35 ° C.
The rainiest months are from October to February. On average in Coimbra, between 900 mm and 950 mm of rain per year fall. The driest months are those of June, July, August and September. Snow is a very rare event.
WHEN TO GO TO COIMBRA
During the months between May and September the season is usually good and warm. In this period the rains are at their annual minimum. This is the best time for tourists to visit Coimbra and much of Portugal.
THE CLIMATE OF COIMBRA: CLIMATE TABLES
|COIMBRA (141 meters)|
|Month||Average minimum temperature (°C)||Average maximum temperature (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|