The best times to visit Faial Island for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 23rd

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



Other Faial Island Travel Info

Weather in Faial Island


Average temperatures in Faial Island vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 83rd 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 Faial Island, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 79°F (26.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.8°F (21°C) at night.

Faial Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Faial Island Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Faial Island Perceived Temperature (F)


Faial Island Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Faial Island 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 63.4 59.9 56.5
Feb 63 59.3 55.5
Mar 63.4 59.5 55.9
Apr 64.5 60.6 56.7
May 67.5 63.5 59.4
Jun 71.4 67.6 63.4
Jul 76 71.9 67.4
Aug 78.4 74 69.2
Sep 76 71.7 67.2
Oct 71.6 67.9 64.2
Nov 67 63.4 59.9
Dec 63.9 60.7 57.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 17.4 15.5 13.6
Feb 17.2 15.2 13.1
Mar 17.4 15.3 13.3
Apr 18.1 15.9 13.7
May 19.7 17.5 15.2
Jun 21.9 19.8 17.4
Jul 24.4 22.2 19.7
Aug 25.8 23.3 20.7
Sep 24.4 22.1 19.6
Oct 22 19.9 17.9
Nov 19.4 17.4 15.5
Dec 17.7 15.9 14.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Faial Island are August, July, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Faial Island? 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 0 2.2
Feb 25% 0 2.5
Mar 19% 0 2
Apr 14% 0 1.6
May 11% 0 2
Jun 13% 0 1.2
Jul 9% 0 1.1
Aug 7% 0 0.7
Sep 13% 0 2
Oct 22% 0 2.4
Nov 19% 0 2.3
Dec 27% 0 3.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 5.6
Feb 25 0 6.4
Mar 19 0 5.1
Apr 14 0 4.1
May 11 0 5.1
Jun 13 0 3
Jul 9 0 2.8
Aug 7 0 1.8
Sep 13 0 5.1
Oct 22 0 6.1
Nov 19 0 5.8
Dec 27 0 8.9


Humidity and Wind

Faial Island has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (67% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (74.6%).

Wind in Faial Island is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by February and January. December’s average wind speed of around 11.8 knots (13.5 MPH or 21.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 20.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 11.2 Significant breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Feb 11.6 Significant breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Mar 10.7 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Apr 10 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
May 9.1 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Jun 8 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jul 7.3 Gentle breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Aug 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Sep 8.5 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Oct 10.2 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Nov 10.3 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Dec 11.8 Significant breeze 18.1 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.8%
Feb 73.5%
Mar 72.7%
Apr 72.8%
May 72.6%
Jun 74.6%
Jul 71%
Aug 70%
Sep 67%
Oct 72%
Nov 68.4%
Dec 72%


Is it Safe to Travel to Faial Island?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Faial Island, Portugal is January, followed by February and October. 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 Faial Island 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

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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.4 in November means 50.4% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Faial Island Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 69.5°F (20.8°C) and 62.7°F (17.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Faial Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.5°F (25.3°C) and 65°F (18.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Faial Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.7°F (18.2°C) and 62.5°F (16.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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