Portugal's beautiful second city makes for an ideal city-break destination. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Porto, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Porto weather in January.
Is January a good time to visit Porto?
What's the temperature like in Porto during January?
January is typically the coolest month in Porto. The temperature reaches around 13℃ during the daytime, falling away to 7℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.
Does it rain in Porto during January?
On average, there will be 15 rainy days during the month, amounting to 96.6mm in total. That's a significant amount of rain. For comparison, the wettest months in the UK typically sees between 80mm and 100mm, depending on where you are. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.
Is it too cold to swim in the sea in Porto during January?
The water around Porto is a bracing 14℃ during January and would be considered too cold for swimming. Those who are a bit more hardy or frequently swim in cooler open water might want to take a quick dip. A wetsuit would be advisable if you wish to spend longer than 5 minutes in the water.
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Porto Blog posts
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20th June 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel10 best things to do in Porto, Portugal
A city in Portugal, Porto is popularly known for its bridges such as the Ponte de Dom Luís I, and the famous river, Douro River. The city’s Baroque-style churches, towers, and ancient buildings are also one of the highlights upon going here. The mixture of Porto’s rich history and modern technology blend well that days spent here wouldn’t be enough to dig deeper about its background. Here, we listed down the places you must visit and things to do in Porto, Portugal that would offer you...
22nd January 2021 by She Get's AroundThe best things to see and do in Porto
If you’re craving for a good dose of sun surrounded by the most charming views, make your way down to Porto. This beautiful little European city is filled to the brim with amazing architecture, rich history, and a lot of surprises for the curious traveler. The city is situated on the slopes above the Douro Estuary and acquired its varied heritage from its long-standing role as a historic mercantile city....
30th October 2020 by PommieTravelsTop things to do on holiday in Portugal
Short days got you down? You’re not the only one – as winter closes in, we’ve got our sights set to the south. Leave the dour weather of the north behind for sunny Portugal. Once you get a taste of its fabulous beaches, fertile vineyards, and rich culture, you’ll find it hard to board your return flight. In this article, we’ll cover the top things to do in one of Europe’s finest countries....
Weather in Porto
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