Portsmouth, Maine, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Portsmouth, Maine, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Portsmouth, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Portsmouth, Maine, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Portsmouth, Maine, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Portsmouth, Maine, United States of America by month

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January

January in Portsmouth is very cold, snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows occasionally.

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February

February in Portsmouth can be extremely cold, snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows once in a while. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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March

If you go to Portsmouth in March, you will notice that it is brisk, snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Portsmouth is pretty cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect a couple of inches of snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Portsmouth, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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May

If you are traveling to Portsmouth in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

In June, Portsmouth is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Portsmouth, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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July

In July, Portsmouth is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (high 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Portsmouth, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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August

August in Portsmouth is warm, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September for Portsmouth is mild and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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October

October in Portsmouth is relatively cool and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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November

If you are traveling to Portsmouth in November, you will notice that it is brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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December

If you go to Portsmouth in December, you will notice that it is very cold, snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Portsmouth, Maine, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Portsmouth.

If you see the Strawbery Banke Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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