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Lisbon in January: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Lisbon in January will be like? Take a look at our weather guide for Lisbon, based on historical data.
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January

Weather in Lisbon in January 2025

OK Weather
Mild
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Sunny
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$698 - $1,023
If you plan to visit Lisbon in January, the weather is typically alright, with an average high temperature of +57°F during the day and approximately 13 sunny days. Expect some rainy, though, as there are typically 7 rainy days in the month and around 82 mm of precipitation. The weather is changeable so you may have to pack for every eventuality. Search flights in one click on Avionero.
Good to know:
  • January is usually the coldest month of the year in Lisbon;

Average weather

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+57°F
Avg. max. temperature
+34°F
Min.
+72°F
Max.
82 mm
Total precipitation
78%
Avg. humidity
2 m/s
Avg. wind
13 ☀️
Sunny Days
11 ⛅️
Cloudy
7 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Lisbon has OK weather in January.

Average temperature in Lisbon in January

Here are the expected maximum, average and minimum temperatures in Lisbon for January based on the historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The expected average maximum temperature in January is +61°F with a maximum of +66°F and a minimum of +41°F.

The average maximum temperature goes down 7% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +66°F to +64°F.

Is Lisbon warm or cold in January?

Lisbon is typically mild in January.

Maximum temperatures go down compared to the previous month from +59°F to +57°F. The minimum temperature also goes down from +50°F to +48°F.

Pack a light jacket as it will be warm in the day and cool in the evenings.

January is the coldest month in Lisbon, here is the comparison with other months:

Travel to Lisbon

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64
Flights per week
$698
Min. Price
$1,023
Max. Price

Climate in Lisbon in January

Lisbon weather looks like this, on average, in January and the surrounding months.
DecemberJanuaryFebruary
Avg. temperature
+59°F+57°F+59°F
Min. temperature
+36°F+34°F+37°F
Max. temperature
+70°F+72°F+75°F
Rainfall
121 mm82 mm71 mm
Wind
3 m/s2 m/s3 m/s
Humidity
80%78%75%
Air pressure
1020 HPa1021 HPa1020 HPa
Sunny days
121312
Cloudy days
121110
Rainy days
776
Snowy days
000

January weather is still as ok as in December. It’s getting colder in January. From +59°F in the day, the average maximum temperature lowers to +57°F. As January arrives, the amount of rainfall goes down. On average, the rainfall volume decreases from 121 mm to 82 mm. It feels drier, as humidity decreases from 80% to 78%. Winds are calmer in comparison to December, going down from 3 m/s to 2 m/s on average. The good news is there are likely to be more sunny days in January, from 12 to 13.

But maybe it is worth considering traveling in February as the weather gets better.

Wind

Wind speed in Lisbon in January based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The average wind speed is 3 m/s getting up to 6 m/s which is a medium breeze. You can feel it, especially getting out of the water.

The average wind speed in Lisbon is gradually increasing during January, going from 2 m/s to 4 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during January in Lisbon based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Typically, there is a 13% chance of rain on an average day in January, with total rainfall of approximately 27 mm. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 13 mm, which is considered light rain. Lisbon is amazing in January with as little as 4 rainy days on average, so plan adventures in the great outdoors.
Here’s how January is compared with other months in the amount of precipitation, total mm:
Lisbon wettest month is December, where a typical day has a 23% chance of precipitation and 121 mm of rainfall per day. July, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 0% chance of precipitation and 2 mm of rainfall per day.

How was the weather last January in Lisbon?

This is the weather in Lisbon in January 2023:
1 January
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+66°F
2 January
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+63°F
3 January
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+59°F
4 January
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+60°F
5 January
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+60°F
6 January
☀️
+59°F
7 January
☀️
+59°F
8 January
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+58°F
9 January
☁️
+59°F
10 January
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+59°F
11 January
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+64°F
12 January
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+64°F
13 January
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+60°F
14 January
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+58°F
15 January
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+57°F
16 January
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+61°F
17 January
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+60°F
18 January
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+59°F
19 January
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+60°F
20 January
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+62°F
21 January
☀️
+60°F
22 January
☀️
+60°F
23 January
☀️
+59°F
24 January
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+59°F
25 January
☀️
+60°F
26 January
☀️
+58°F
27 January
☀️
+64°F
28 January
☀️
+64°F
29 January
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+64°F
30 January
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+64°F
31 January
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+65°F
In January 2023 Lisbon had 27 sunny days, 2 cloudy days, and 0 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +61°F, with an absolute maximum of +66°F and a minimum of +57°F. The average humidity was 67%, with a maximum of 97% and a minimum of 29%. The average wind speed was 3 m/s, with a maximum of 10 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

This is how Lisbon climate has changed over the last 43 years.

The climate in Lisbon in January has not changed that much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 1985 (+57°F) and the highest in 2022 (+64°F). The driest year was 1983 with only 1 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 2005 with 0 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Lisbon in January:

Is January a good time to visit Lisbon?

It’s always a good time to visit Lisbon, but the weather is changeable in January, so plan a mix of indoor and outdoor activities and exploring, and pack for every eventuality.

Can you sunbathe in Lisbon in January?

January has mild temperatures in Lisbon. Not ideal for sunbathing, but still good for daytime outdoor activities, but plan for cool evenings. Pack a light jacket and shorts!

Is Lisbon rainy in January?

Lisbon is often rainy in January. You may get a bit damp when outside, so pack an umbrella, and maybe even a raincoat.

Is it sunny in Lisbon in January?

The amount of sunny days in Lisbon during January varies; prepare for a mix of clouds and sun.

How much does it cost to fly to Lisbon in January?

The normal prices to fly to Lisbon is $698 - $1,023. It means that the majority of our users have picked flights in this range. To find the best price we recommend you search early, using our flexible dates feature.

Other cities in Portugal

Check out the weather for other cities in Portugal.

Monthly weather in Lisbon

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Lisbon, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.