Lisbon moves into spring weather during March. The rain usually eases, the skies are clear most of the days, and the temperature nudges a bit upwards.
Weather in March: What to Pack, What to Wear
During March, temperatures continue to rise as the month progresses. This month may have a few days when the thermometer goes to 25ºC (77ºF). Temperatures below 10ºC (50ºF) are uncommon during March
- Average High: 19ºC (66ºF)
- Average Low: 11ºC (52ºF)
Lisbon receives on average 53mm of rainfall in March, but total rainfall for the month may vary from year to year.
Mornings and nights tend to be cool this month, but expect warmer weather during the day, especially on clear-sky days. It’s a good idea to pack layers. Sweaters with long sleeve shirts and a medium weight jacket or coat will be needed. You won’t need any heavy winter ware. Don’t forget to pack some comfortable walking shoes, the Portuguese calçada (sidewalk pavement) is beautiful but may be difficult to walk on, especially after some time sightseeing.
Events in March
- Lisbon’s Half Marathon: A great opportunity to walk across Lisbon’s bridge over the river Tejo, and admire the grandeur of Lisbon’s cityscape.
- Monstra: Watch some of the best animated films world wide at Lisbon’s animated film festival.
- Lisboa Dance Festival: This 2-day electronic music festival includes concerts ranging from house and techno to afro and hip hop, besides lectures, debates, workshops and masterclasses.
Sunny skies and mild weather make exploring the city and the river a great experience this month. For a river Tejo cruise, take a look at some of the best ferry and river boat trips available.
The weather averages help you get an idea. But if you’re not sure what time of year to visit, check out our Lisbon weather page.