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Lisbon Weather in January, Portugal

Lisbon Averages January


  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    5 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    15 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    99.9 mm

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Lisbon Daily Averages January


January 2024
1 Avg 11º 52º
2 Avg 12º 54º
3 Avg 12º 54º
4 Avg 12º 54º
5 Avg 10º 50º
6 Avg 11º 52º
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8 Avg 11º 52º
9 Avg 13º 55º
10 Avg 13º 55º
11 Avg 12º 54º
12 Avg 11º 52º
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14 Avg 11º 52º
15 Avg 11º 52º
16 Avg 10º 50º
17 Avg 10º 50º
18 Avg 11º 52º
19 Avg 48º
20 Avg 48º
21 Avg 10º 50º
22 Avg 11º 52º
23 Avg 12º 54º
24 Avg 12º 54º
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January Weather Averages

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What's The Weather Like In Lisbon In January?

January is the coolest month of the year in Lisbon, Portugal but as it enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, the winters are fairly mild. The weather here is twice as sunny as in London or Paris at the same time of year.

Is Lisbon Cold In January?

The average temperature reaches a high of 13°C and at night can dip as low as 7°C. It has never gone below freezing in the 30 years that records have been kept.

January Sunshine Hours In Lisbon

Lisbon has around ten hours of daylight and on average five hours of sunshine. Most of the month you will see some fog or other sorts of visual obstruction for several hours per day. 

Does It Rain In Lisbon In January?

At least half of the days of the month you will experience some rain. The average monthly total rainfall is around 109mm. Expect thunderstorms once or twice during the month. 

How Warm Is The Sea In Lisbon In January?

The average sea temperature is about 15°C, but with the cool temperatures and chance of rain you probably won't want to be going swimming. 

Is Lisbon Windy In January?

Winds only average a gentle 5mph. Blowing dust or sand only normally happens once a month at most.

Lisbon Hotels for January

Pestana Cascais Ocean & Conference Aparthotel

For the hearty holiday traveller who wants to be near the beach even in January, the Pestana Cascais Ocean & Conference Aparthotel has excellent ocean views, an indoor and outdoor pool, and reasonable winter rates. The seven story hotel features large rooms with cafes and plenty of lounge areas. Another beach hotel, the Hotel Praia Mar, faces the sandy beach and has great ocean views and a four-star restaurant on the premises. The hotel is also in Cascais.

DoubleTree by Hilton

Downtown options dominate the hotel industry and the winter is a good time to get the best bargains. The DoubleTree by Hilton is reasonably priced and with a superb central city location. The Tivoli Hotel has excellent dining with tables overlooking the city. At night the views are particularly beautiful. The Ibis Hotel is a three minute walk to the centre of the city. There is also an indoor car park. The Hotel Santa Justa is also in the heart of the city. With a four star rating this hotel is a favourite among many travellers.

Hotel Ibis Lisboa Parque das Nacoes

Another Ibis Hotel but more bargain-priced is the Hotel Ibis Lisboa Parque das Nacoes. Good location, reasonable prices, and it is right by the metro.

The Sweet Lisbon Riverfront Guesthouse

The Sweet Lisbon Riverfront Guesthouse has excellent, commodious, sleeping accommodations. Prices are reasonable and the views overlooking the river gorgeous. The address in Alfama on the Rua do Paraiso means you are within reasonable distance to the city's attractions.

Residencial Joao XXI

Another nice hotel that does not cost a fortune is the Residencial Joao XXI. Located in Pena, on Rua Gomes Freire, family rooms are available here too.

Hotel Sete Colinas

The Hotel Sete Colinas, on Av Almirante Reis is near the heart of Lisbon. Very reasonably priced, and children under three stay free of charge.

DAH Hotel or Dom Afonso Henriques

The newly renovated DAH Hotel or Dom Afonso Henriques, near Bella Vista Park, costs less than the majority of hotels and guesthouses in the downtown area. The hotel offers a big breakfast and there are two metro stops equidistance from the front of the hotel.

Lisbon Beaches in January

Lagoa de Albureira

The beaches to the south of Lisbon are very appealing to the surf crowd. Lagoa de Albureira has a great reputation among the international surfing community. While it can be crowded in the summers, it is far enough away from the main tourist beach areas to make it a good getaway locale for the winter visitor in particular. Kite surfing is also popular here.

Park Natural da Arrabida

Park Natural da Arrabida, while even further off the beaten track from Lisbon city, is worth the trek. With 25km of coastline, there are many small beaches to explore, along with picturesque rocky cliffs and mountain pathways to visit.

Sereia Beach

Closer to the city, try Sereia Beach by the Costa Da Caparica. Popular both summer and winter, there are lots of bars and clubs that stay open until the early hours of the morning all year round.

Bars and Restaurants

Cantina LX

The Cantina LX has home cooked meals at reasonable prices. Located in the newly renovated LaCantara's LX factory district, the entire area's restaurants and shopping area are fast becoming one of the most popular places in the city to visit.

Estado Liquido

Estado Liquido is the place to go if you like sushi. They also serve pizza in a Brazilian manner, with baked pizza crust and the fresh ingredients sliced directly onto the freshly backed dough.

Antigo de 1 Maio

For family fare reasonable priced the Antigo de 1 Maio can't be beat. It has great seafood, a relaxed atmosphere and a top-notch wine list. This is a wonderful place to take friends and chill out for the evening.

Beira Gare

For fast food Portuguese style try the Beira Gare. Chicken is their speciality along with a great thick pork steak served on a bread roll. The restaurant is very child-friendly so your children will be welcomed here.

Grapes and Bits

Bar life abounds throughout the year in Lisbon. Grapes and Bits is a the perfect place to taste Portuguese wine. The bar serves only Portuguese wine, 200 varieties, served by the glass. Meats and cheese on the side complement the drinks nicely.

Things to do in Lisbon in January

Arco da Rua Augusta

Lisbon is a city steeped in history and culture. The Arco da Rua Augusta is Lisbon's equivalent of the Arc De Triomph. Built to commemorate the 1775 earthquake, this colossal structure is supported by columns measuring over 11m and is topped by a statue 23m tall.

Castle of Sao George

The 14th century Castle of Sao George features stunning Gothic architecture and a number of medieval exhibits, as well as beautiful views across the city. 

Tapa Nacional de Mafra Park

An interesting place to visit is the Tapa Nacional de Mafra Park. The park has wild boar and deer. There are 3km of walking trails and a small train that circles the park. There is even a small inexpensive guest house if you want to spend the night. During the day there are archery lessons and horseback riding among several other outdoor activities you can indulge in.

The Ancient Art Museum

The Ancient Art Museum has works spanning the 14th-18th centuries. The Medeiros E Almeida Museum houses a private collection of exquisite 17th-20th century fine art. The museum is located uptown on the Rua Rosa Arauja near the Sheraton Hotel.

Carmo Church and Convent

An interesting site in Lisbon is the Carmo Church and Convent. There is a small archaeological museum on site with a Roman Tomb and a Visigoth pillar. Part of the site was destroyed in an earthquake during the 1700s and never rebuilt, so the nave is open to the sky.

Ancient Covent of the Holy Trinity Church

A delightful site to visit is believe it or not, doubles as one of the best beer houses in Lisbon is the Ancient Covent of the Holy Trinity Church. The convent was built in 1294 and there is a small museum on the premises.

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