The best times to visit Coimbra for ideal weather are

April 9th to November 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Weather in Coimbra

Temperature

Average temperatures in Coimbra vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Coimbra, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 84.4°F (29.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.5°F (15.8°C) at night.

Coimbra Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Coimbra Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Coimbra Perceived Temperature (F)

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Coimbra Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Coimbra Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 56.2 49.3 43.9
Feb 58.3 50.2 43.9
Mar 63.4 54 47
Apr 67.4 57.4 50.1
May 72.4 61.3 53
Jun 77.5 65.8 57.1
Jul 80.9 68.2 59.1
Aug 82.7 69.3 59.7
Sep 80.6 67.6 59.2
Oct 72.6 62.9 55.9
Nov 61.5 54 48.2
Dec 57.2 50.5 44.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.4 9.6 6.6
Feb 14.6 10.1 6.6
Mar 17.4 12.2 8.3
Apr 19.7 14.1 10.1
May 22.4 16.3 11.7
Jun 25.3 18.8 13.9
Jul 27.2 20.1 15.1
Aug 28.2 20.7 15.4
Sep 27 19.8 15.1
Oct 22.6 17.2 13.3
Nov 16.4 12.2 9
Dec 14 10.3 7.2


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Coimbra are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Coimbra? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Coimbra.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Coimbra (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 31% 0 4.5
Feb 28% 0 3.3
Mar 24% 0 2.7
Apr 26% 0 3.4
May 20% 0 2.6
Jun 10% 0 1.3
Jul 4% 0 0.5
Aug 3% 0 0.3
Sep 12% 0 1.7
Oct 21% 0 3.6
Nov 28% 0 4.2
Dec 27% 0 3.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 31 0 11.4
Feb 28 0 8.4
Mar 24 0 6.9
Apr 26 0 8.6
May 20 0 6.6
Jun 10 0 3.3
Jul 4 0 1.3
Aug 3 0 0.8
Sep 12 0 4.3
Oct 21 0 9.1
Nov 28 0 10.7
Dec 27 0 9.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Coimbra has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (58.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (77%).

Wind in Coimbra is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by February and March. December’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Coimbra.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.8 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 5 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.4 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.7 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.6 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77%
Feb 70.7%
Mar 64.1%
Apr 67.9%
May 66.1%
Jun 65.6%
Jul 63.6%
Aug 58.6%
Sep 61.7%
Oct 66.3%
Nov 73.3%
Dec 74%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Coimbra?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Portugal; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Coimbra, Portugal is May, followed by August and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Coimbra in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 37.1 in November means 37.1% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Coimbra Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.3°F (24.6°C) and 60.2°F (15.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Coimbra, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.4°F (28°C) and 56.2°F (13.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Coimbra to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.4°F (15.8°C) and 55.4°F (13°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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