Minho, Portugal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Minho, Portugal? If you're planning to go to Minho, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Minho, Portugal

Based on the climate and weather in Minho, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Minho, Portugal by month

January

January in Minho can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella

February

In February, Minho is relatively cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Minho, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece

March

In March, Minho is relatively cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Minho, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

April

April in Minho is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

May

In May, Minho is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Minho, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear

June

If you are traveling to Minho in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

July

If you visit Minho during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August in Minho is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

September

September in Minho is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

October

If you are traveling to Minho in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November in Minho is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans

December

If you vacation in Minho during December, you are likely to find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Minho, Portugal

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Minho, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Minho
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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