The best times to visit Serra da Estrela for ideal weather are
June 18th to October 7th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Serra da Estrela Travel Guide
Other Serra da Estrela Travel Info
Weather in Serra da Estrela
Average temperatures in Serra da Estrela vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th 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 Serra da Estrela, 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 75.6°F (24.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.4°F (13.6°C) at night.
Serra da Estrela Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Serra da Estrela 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.
Serra da Estrela Perceived Temperature (F)
Serra da Estrela Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Serra da Estrela 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 Serra da Estrela 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 early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.
When can you find snow in Serra da Estrela? 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 Serra da Estrela.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Serra da Estrela (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
Serra da Estrela has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (42.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (76.7%).
Wind in Serra da Estrela is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and May. March’s average wind speed of around 11 knots (12.7 MPH or 20.4 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 23.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Serra da Estrela.
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||10.5||Gentle breeze||18.7||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.9||Gentle breeze||19.5||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11||Significant breeze||20||Strong breeze|
|Apr||10.6||Gentle breeze||18.9||Strong breeze|
|May||10.8||Gentle breeze||18.4||Strong breeze|
|Jun||9.6||Gentle breeze||17.7||Strong breeze|
|Jul||10.7||Gentle breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|Aug||9.7||Gentle breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Sep||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.7||Strong breeze|
|Oct||9.1||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10.7||Gentle breeze||19.9||Strong breeze|
|Dec||10.5||Gentle breeze||19.2||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Serra da Estrela?
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 Serra da Estrela, 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 Serra da Estrela 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 Serra da Estrela Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.1°F (17.8°C) and 47.4°F (8.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 10 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Serra da Estrela, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 71.3°F (21.8°C) and 42.3°F (5.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 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 Serra da Estrela to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.4°F (8.6°C) and 40.8°F (4.9°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.