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How is the Weather in Lisbon During March?

Updated: July 28, 2023

March in Lisbon features cold nights with cool to comfortably warm afternoons.


Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 17-18 C (62-64 F) early in the month, warming to about 19-20 C (66-68 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially near the end of this month can reach up near 24 C (75 F). The record high temperature in Lisbon during the month of March is 28.3 C (83 F).

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to fall to around 9-10 C (48-50 F) early in the month, warming gradually to around 11-12 C (52-54 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month, can dip down near 6 C (43 F). The record low temperature in Lisbon during March is 0.6 C (33 F).

Sky and Rain

During March, you will see about 15 mostly sunny, 3 partly sunny, and 13 mostly cloudy days.

Rain normally falls on 11-15 days this month, however, only 5-6 days record 1 mm (0.04 inches) or more with only 1-2 days seeing rainfalls of 10 mm (0.40 inches) or more. 


The number of daylight hours this month increases rapidly from about 11.3 hours on the 1st to 12.6 hours by the 31st. 


The wind in Lisbon this month is mostly light to moderate at 11-24 kph (7-15 mph) but occasionally can be fresh at 31-34 kph (19-21 mph).

Ocean & Beach

Lisbon lies along the Atlantic coast and has several stunning nearby beaches, however, ocean temperatures this month remain very cold, averaging 14-15 C (57-59F).

What to Wear in Lisbon During March

Spring in Lisbon begins this month and temperatures range from cold to warm so you will need a mix of clothes this month including jeans and long pants, both warm and some lighter-weight shirts and tops, a light to medium-weight jacket or coat and a couple of sweaters.

Wear sensible shoes as the cobblestone streets can be slippery when wet. An umbrella will also come in handy during those wet days. 

Things to Do in Lisbon During March

Since there will be quite a few sunny days this month, you might want to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish walking tour in Lisbon.

If you happen to visit on a rainy day, consider heading indoors to see a live Fado music performance. Alternatively, you may also want to visit the National Tile Museum to see some of Lisbon's greatest art.

On a particularly nice day, you might want to take a cruise on the Tagus River. A hop-on hop-off bus tour is another great way to see the city!

For even more ideas, make sure to read our full post covering things to do in Lisbon.

Fred Pickhardt
Ocean Weather Services 

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: July 28th, 2023
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