The best times to visit Vila Nova de Gaia 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.



Other Vila Nova de Gaia Travel Info

Weather in Vila Nova de Gaia


Average temperatures in Vila Nova de Gaia 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 Vila Nova de Gaia, 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.

Vila Nova de Gaia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Vila Nova de Gaia 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.

Vila Nova de Gaia Perceived Temperature (F)


Vila Nova de Gaia Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Vila Nova de Gaia 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 57.4 50.6 43.9
Feb 58.6 51.2 43.8
Mar 62.3 54.3 46.4
Apr 65.6 57.8 49.9
May 68.9 60.9 52.8
Jun 73 65.1 57.2
Jul 74.9 66.7 58.7
Aug 76.3 67.3 58.7
Sep 75.9 66.3 58
Oct 71.3 62.7 55
Nov 62.7 54.8 47.5
Dec 58.6 51.4 44.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.1 10.3 6.6
Feb 14.8 10.7 6.6
Mar 16.8 12.4 8
Apr 18.7 14.3 9.9
May 20.5 16.1 11.6
Jun 22.8 18.4 14
Jul 23.8 19.3 14.8
Aug 24.6 19.6 14.8
Sep 24.4 19.1 14.4
Oct 21.8 17.1 12.8
Nov 17.1 12.7 8.6
Dec 14.8 10.8 6.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Vila Nova de Gaia 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 Vila Nova de Gaia? 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 Vila Nova de Gaia.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Vila Nova de Gaia (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 33% 0 5
Feb 30% 0 3.5
Mar 20% 0 3
Apr 25% 0 2.8
May 19% 0 2.8
Jun 9% 0 1.3
Jul 6% 0 0.5
Aug 6% 0 0.8
Sep 9% 0 1.6
Oct 24% 0 4.7
Nov 32% 0 5.4
Dec 33% 0 5.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 33 0 12.7
Feb 30 0 8.9
Mar 20 0 7.6
Apr 25 0 7.1
May 19 0 7.1
Jun 9 0 3.3
Jul 6 0 1.3
Aug 6 0 2
Sep 9 0 4.1
Oct 24 0 11.9
Nov 32 0 13.7
Dec 33 0 13


Humidity and Wind

Vila Nova de Gaia 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 Vila Nova de Gaia 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 Vila Nova de Gaia.

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 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
Jan 77.7%
Feb 70.9%
Mar 66%
Apr 69.4%
May 70%
Jun 71.1%
Jul 73.7%
Aug 73%
Sep 69.7%
Oct 71.6%
Nov 74.2%
Dec 73.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Vila Nova de Gaia?

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 Vila Nova de Gaia, 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 Vila Nova de Gaia 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 very reliable. 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 Vila Nova de Gaia 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 Vila Nova de Gaia, 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 Vila Nova de Gaia 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.


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