Averages for Lisbon in November

Weather Lowdown

November sees temperatures drop over four degrees from October's averages. However, as Portugal enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate, even the coolest months remain fairly mild. The average temperature still reaches as high as 18°C (that's about 63°F), and at night can dip as low as 11°C (about 52°F). You will only see about three days above 21°C and no days above 26°C until March rolls around again.

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  • Temperature Temperature 14°C 57°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 65°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 12°C 53°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 128 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 14 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 18°C 65°F

Weather Lowdown

November sees temperatures drop over four degrees from October's averages. However, as Portugal enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate, even the coolest months remain fairly mild. The average temperature still reaches as high as 18°C (that's about 63°F), and at night can dip as low as 11°C (about 52°F). You will only see about three days above 21°C and no days above 26°C until March rolls around again.

You get about 10 hours of daylight and 5 ½ hours of average daily sunshine in November. It is sunny and cloudy about equal amounts of time during the day: 57% of the time sunny and 43% of the time cloudy. The UV drops to three which is considered Moderate so make sure you apply sunscreen liberally whenever outdoors. Sunrise is between 7-7:30 AM and sunset between 5-5:30 PM.

The average monthly rain jumps from October to around 111 mm. It rains about half the days of the month and two of those days will be thunderstorms. Rainfall will be above ½ inch four of those days.

Average daily relative humidity reaches 80% in November. Morning average relative humidity is 86% and evening average 71%. The dew point is 10 which feels very pleasant to the skin.

Wind averages pick up only slightly to about 10 mph and the Beaufort percentage stays around the same as October at 27%. This means small waves and moderate breezes by the oceanfront. Sky conditions are a bit obscured at times with fog on average 17 days of the month. You will feel dust and sand in the air on average two days a month and smoke or haze only one day a month.

The average sea temperature is about 18°C (about 64°F), so if the weather is pleasant you could still head down to the beach or out into the countryside.

The weather can be quite changeable so you can see what it will be like before you travel by checking the local weather forecast.

Beautiful view of Estoril on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean

Beautiful view of Estoril on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean

Where to Stay

The Lisbon Marriott is a popular city hotel. In the middle of the city, there is an outdoor pool, bar and a good business centre. The property is by the Gulbenkian Museum in front of the Hospital De Santa Maria.

The Luticia Hotel is another property by the Gulbenkian Museum. With a fitness centre and a restaurant and bar, the prices are reasonable.

Hotel Aviz on Rua Duque de Palmela is very close to Marques de Pombal Square and Parque Eduardo VII. Satellite TV, mini-bars and Wi-Fi is available.

If you want to be on the ocean try the Farol Hotel in Cascais. Very modern, the 19th century house has been completely remodeled. The restaurant has an interesting combination of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine.

The Hotel Cascais Miragem also overlooks the ocean. The hotel offers two restaurants, two bars and has several suites available. Location is excellent, about a mile from Cascais and Tamariz beaches.

The Hotel Capital on Avenidas Novas is very close to all the attractions of the city centre with reasonable rates and clean rooms.

One of the premier hotels in the city is the Hotel Pestana Palace. Considered a national monument, the 19th century palace is in a residential area and has gorgeous walled gardens area. There are indoor and outdoor pools with lots of room amenities. The location is a bit outside the city, about two miles from the centre.

The Hotel Jorge V is a 3-star accommodation in Principe Real. The Santa Justa Elevator is about one mile away. There is a small bar/lounge with free Wi Fi.

The Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel in Cascais is a luxury property within walking distance of Guincho Beach. Oitavos Fort is about  2 ½ miles away. There is a pleasant bar and restaurant on the property.

The Palacete Chafariz D'El Rei is an adults only residence in Alfama. Rossio Square and the Fado Museum are within a mile. There are only six rooms and there is a coffee shop and bar on-site also.

The Hotel Inglaterra in Estoril is two minutes from the ocean. They have a pool, poolside bar and fitness centre. Tamariz Beach is less than 2 miles away.

The Vila Gale Cascais is an apartment hotel near the Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum. There is an outdoor pool, buffet breakfast and poolside bar.

Also near the oceanfront is the Casa Vela Guest House. Located in the centre of Cascais, the beach is about 5 minutes away. Amenities include an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free buffet breakfast.

Beautiful beach in Carcavelos

Beautiful beach in Carcavelos

Things to do

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the Estoril and Sintra International Golf Week at the beginning of the month.

There are a number of golfing events at many of the top courses in the area, including the famed Estoril Golf Course.

And lovers of all things equestrian should check out the National Horse Fair, which is held in the nearby town of Golega in the middle of the month.

The Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti is an interesting and somewhat unique museum in Setubal outside Lisbon city. Dedicated to important rural industries of the past, the sardine industry and its impact on the Portuguese economy and life is highlighted. For a modest fee, sometimes free, you can get a guided tour. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The architecture of the Convento de Jesus, also in Setubal, is worth a look. The spiral column and unique segregated baptismal areas make this an interesting stop.

The Forte e Sao Filipe or the Castle of Saint Philip is a very ancient site. Archaeological remains from the prehistoric era have been found here. The fort structure was first built in the 14th century and was supposed to help control the river entrance.

The Setubal Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum is very small but has a nice collection of prehistoric artefacts found nearby.

A very nice public garden in Lisbon is the Garcia de Orta gardens just across the bridge from city centre. The gardens are named for Senor Orta, a 16th century naturalist. You can see foliage and exotic plants from all around the world that were collected by Portuguese explorers during the Age of Exploration.

Guincho beach close to Cascais in Portugal

Guincho beach close to Cascais in Portugal

Hit the Beach

Formosa Beach, found on the south end of Santa Cruz, faces a beautiful bay. The cliffs above the beach make it a great spot for photographs. Since it is by the city of Santa Cruz there are plenty of facilities such as beach chairs, snack bars, etc. There is a long walk to reach the beach and the climb back to the car park areas is steep.

Navio or Ship Beach is named after a shipwreck that took place there almost a century ago. There are plenty of facilities here too including showers, toilets and a parking lot. They also rent umbrellas, chairs and other beach paraphernalia.

Praia do Porto Novo has great infrastructure too but it of course comes at the cost of being a bit crowded in the summer months. By November, however, there should be plenty of space if you are hearty enough to want to spend time at the beach.

Where to Eat & Drink

The Castro Beer has it all: food wine, dancing and atmosphere. You will find it on Rua Sao Paulo.

For pastries and baked goods, there is the Fabrica das Verdadeiras Queijadas da Sapa. It has been around since the mid 18th century. They are famous for their queijadas which are a very sweet pastry filled with cheese, sugar and cinnamon.

Tacho Real serves steaks and seafood in equal measures. The cavernous interior dates back to the 17th century. The address is in the Sao Marinho neighbourhood.

Dom Pipas has great Portuguese dishes prepared as if you were eating with family. You will find it right behind the train station in Sintra.

Try the Bairrazza Cais Sodre in Rua do Corpo Santo for great gin cocktails. There is also a professional DJ nightly.

Hard to get in due to the long lines, and with female bouncers guarding the door, the Music Box attracts an interesting, eclectic, clientele. The building housing the club is it is under an old aqueduct on Rua Nova.

The UpScale bar in the Epic Sana Hotel has good drinks and great views. It is by the Marques de Pombal traffic circle.

Tulhas in Sintra is housed in the converted grain warehouse. Hea rty Portuguese fare is the mainstay of the menu.

November events in Lisbon

Religious

São Martinho

11th November 2017

Saint’s Day – a traditional wine tasting event in memory of São Martinho. This is also a religious event that occurs every November.

Music

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

17th November 2017 to 26th November 2017

The most fascinating movies of great movie makers from past year are displayed in Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival.

Website:

http://www.leffest.com/en

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