The best times to visit Guimaraes for ideal weather are
April 2nd to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Guimaraes Travel Guide
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Weather in Guimaraes
Average temperatures in Guimaraes 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 55th 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 Guimaraes, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late August to early September where highs are regularly around 78.4°F (25.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.9°F (15.5°C) at night.
Guimaraes Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Guimaraes Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Guimaraes Perceived Temperature (F)
Guimaraes Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Guimaraes 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Guimaraes are July, August, 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 mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Guimaraes? 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 Guimaraes.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Guimaraes (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Guimaraes has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (66% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (77.7%).
Wind in Guimaraes is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by December and March. February’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8.1 MPH or 13 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Guimaraes.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.6||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.8||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.4||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|May||6.7||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.4||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.9||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.6||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.4||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.4||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.3||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Guimaraes?
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 Guimaraes, 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 Guimaraes 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
Overall Guimaraes Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 71.9°F (22.2°C) and 59.5°F (15.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 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 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Guimaraes, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 76.8°F (24.9°C) and 58.1°F (14.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 10 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 Guimaraes to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.2°F (15.7°C) and 56.2°F (13.4°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.