During November, the weather in Lisbon moves quickly from a warm autumn to a rainy and cold winter later this month.
November usually comes with a mix of sunny and cloudy days. Daytime temperatures are still mild early this month. On a few warmer days, temperatures in the afternoon may reach 25ºC (77ºF). November is on average one of the rainiest months in Lisbon.
Weather in November: What to Pack, What to Wear
- Average High: 18ºC / 64ºF
- Average Low: 12ºC / 54ºF
- Average Rainfall: 128 millimetres / 5.04 inches
The rain is likely to be light or moderate, but can become heavy at times. On cloudy days, it may be a good idea to take one of those small fold-up umbrellas when out sightseeing.
In November, it is best to pack clothing that you can layer. Sweaters, both short and long sleeve tops, jeans, and a light coat are safe options. Include some rain gear or a fold-up umbrella just in case.
Lisbon November Events
- Web Summit: This is the tech event everybody is talking about, with 50,000 coming to Lisbon.
- LEFFEST – Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival: Set in both Lisbon and the beautiful village of Sintra, this annual international festival offers film screenings, conferences, readings, master classes, concerts and exhibitions.
- Vodafone Mexefest: An autumn’s music festival to discover incredible artists ranging all genres, rock, pop, electronic, indie, jazz, funk and folk. Theatres, churches and even a railway station on Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade are used as the festival’s venue.
Fun in November
Throughout the chestnut season (mid October to March), roasted chestnuts (“castanhas assadas”) are traditionally sold on the streets, wrapped in a newspaper cone. This is the most unique street food you’ll find in Lisbon.
Each 11 November, Portuguese celebrate St. Martin’s day, which marks the maturation of the year’s wine, by eating roasted chestnuts and tasting wine in parties known as magustos. To find a magusto in Lisbon, ask your hotel or the tourist office. Many restaurants in Lisbon offer special menus on this day.
By late November, it begins to look a lot like Christmas in Lisbon. Twinkling lights will soon lit up the shopping streets in the Baixa and Chiado neighbourhoods.
The weather averages help you get an idea, but occasionally some autumn rains may be more intense. Check the Lisbon weather forecast before you leave home.