The best independent guide to Evora
Evora has very hot summers and mild dry winters. Both of the interim seasons provide the best weather to visit Evora, with guaranteed bright sunny days but without the draining temperatures of summer. During the spring months the countryside surrounding Evora is green and full of colour.
Evora as a destination can be visited at almost any time of the year with the weather only causing a minor inconvenience. One consideration when visiting Evora is that most of the museums and tourist attractions are closed on Mondays.
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The best time of the year to discover Evora is in the spring or autumn seasons, when the weather is the perfect combination of bright sun and bearable maximum temperatures. The seasonal weather of Evora makes it possible to visit the region at almost any season.
The amount of rainfall for Evora over the entire year is very low, and there is almost no rain during the hot and dry summer. In the winter the weather is more unpredictable, but Evora and the Alentejo have significantly less rain than other places along the Lisbon coast, and what does fall is much lighter.
Rainfall and Wet days for Evora Evora Portugal
The following weather graph displays the average hours of sunshine per day for Evora. Evora has a very hot and dry summer with longs spells of sun while the winters have significantly less.
The average amount of sunshine hours per day for Evora
Evora has very hot summers, with temperatures reaching an average of 30ºC but many days will be much hotter, but the humidity is low. To explore the city during the hot summer, follow the example of the locals: have a long lunch, start earlier, end later and never rush anything. Winters are cooler but still very mild.
The average temperature for Evora
The height of the tourist season is during the summer months. Visitors to the Evora during the summer should follow the example of the regions farmers, who spend much of the day shading from the sun and starting earlier in the day. The day time maximum temperatures in July and August reach a sizzling 30C so do not expect to be able to explore much of the pretty city during the middle of the day. The humidity in Evora is always very low, so drink lots of water to keep cool.
The Diana Roman Temple
During the summer air-conditioning is essential as night time temperatures never fall below a comfortable level. It is possible to have a very enjoyable holiday in Evora during the height of summer by starting earlier in the day, having an extended lunch and drinking lots of water.
The gothic architecture of the Praça do Giraldo
As Evora is located in the centre of the Alentejo plains the amount of rain the city receives during the winter months is significantly less than the coastline. The official statistics is that during the middle of the winter Evora has 14 days of rain per month. This rain will fall in short showers and not ruin a whole day. During the winter months there are bargains with accomidation.
Spring is the best time of the year to visit Evora with the day time maximums pleasantly warm but without the intensity of summer. The region surround Evora in spring is full of colours with green fields dotted with olive trees and flowers blooming before the dry summer. The city is much quieter in the early spring time with only a handful of tourists and is ideal for exploring the city.