Coimbra is located in north/central Portugal, some 20km inland from the Atlantic coast. Coimbra weather is generally mild throughout the year, making it a popular choice for Portuguese residents, ex pats and visitors all year round. The temperatures in summer are comfortable without being too hot or cold, and in winter they are more favourable than in many areas of mainland Europe.
There are certain months when rainfall in Coimbra is heavier than others, which may be a consideration for those planning their trips outside the main summer season, but as long as you know what to expect from the weather in Coimbra during the time of your visit you should be able to plan well and get the most from your time in the city.
The hottest months of the year in Coimbra tend to be July and August. At this time of year, temperatures during the day tend to peak on average in the high sixties or low seventies Fahrenheit (around high teens or low twenties Celsius).
Of course these are just averages and on the hottest days the temperatures will reach the low eighties (around high twenties, mid-thirties Celsius), but rarely do they reach any higher, remaining comfortable summer after summer.
Summer nights are comfortable in Coimbra, with temperatures tending to sit in the mid fifties Fahrenheit, ensuring a good night’s sleep.
Like other areas of Portugal, the weather in Coimbra is at is coldest during January and February, with average daily highs sitting around the mid to low forties. Winter nights tend to be colder, with frosts not unknown, especially on higher ground, and temperatures sitting around the low thirties.
Visitors can expect more rain during the late autumn and early winter, generally from October through to February, while the summer months tend to be dry, especially from June to September.