Portugal’s climate varies depending on the area you visit. Lisbon is one of the warmest European capitals. Spring and summer months are usually sunny. Autumn and winter are typically rainy and windy with some sunny days. In the north, Portugal offers a coastal Mediterranean climate zone. As a result, its climate sees temperate dry summers, and mild rainy winters. Unlike the south, where cool and rainy interludes can interrupt the summer dry season and the season's average length is considerably shorter.