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Winter Weather in Braga Portugal

Daily high temperatures are around 56°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 65°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 54°F on January 9.

Daily low temperatures are around 43°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 53°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 42°F on January 16.

For reference, on July 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Braga typically range from 60°F to 80°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 54°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in Braga

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°FFallSpringJan 954°FJan 954°F42°F42°FDec 157°FDec 157°F45°F45°FFeb 2858°FFeb 2858°F43°F43°FFeb 155°FFeb 155°F42°F42°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average winter temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter in Braga

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringNowNowvery coldcoldcoolcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Mar del Plata, Argentina (6,315 miles away) and Melbourne, Australia (11,016 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Braga (view comparison).

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The winter in Braga experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 55% to 51%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59% on December 25.

The clearest day of the winter is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.

For reference, on December 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in Braga

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpringJul 2784%Jul 2784%Dec 145%Dec 145%Feb 2849%Feb 2849%Jan 142%Jan 142%Feb 145%Feb 145%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Braga, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is rapidly decreasing, starting the season at 35% and ending it at 28%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on October 29, and its lowest chance is 6% on July 25.

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in Braga

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%35%35%40%40%FallSpringDec 135%Dec 135%Feb 2828%Feb 2828%Jan 139%Jan 139%Feb 133%Feb 133%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the winter in Braga is rapidly decreasing, starting the season at 5.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.4 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the season at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.9 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 5.5 inches on December 28.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in Braga

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 inFallSpringDec 275.5 inDec 275.5 inDec 15.1 inDec 15.1 inFeb 283.3 inFeb 283.3 inFeb 14.0 inFeb 14.0 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of the winter in Braga, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 49 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 14 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 35 seconds.

The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 9 hours, 10 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in Braga

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFallSpringDec 219 hr, 10 minDec 219 hr, 10 minnightnightdaydayFeb 2811 hr, 13 minFeb 2811 hr, 13 minFeb 110 hr, 4 minFeb 110 hr, 4 minNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the winter in Braga is 8:00 AM on January 3 and the earliest sunrise is 50 minutes earlier at 7:10 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 5:03 PM on December 7 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 19 minutes later at 6:22 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed in Braga during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during the winter, so the entire season is in standard time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:59 AM and sets 15 hours, 11 minutes later, at 9:11 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:56 AM and sets 9 hours, 10 minutes later, at 5:06 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Winter in Braga

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFallSpring7:10 AM7:10 AMFeb 286:22 PMFeb 286:22 PM7:46 AM7:46 AMDec 75:03 PMDec 75:03 PM8:00 AM8:00 AMJan 35:16 PMJan 35:16 PM7:45 AM7:45 AMFeb 15:49 PMFeb 15:49 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day in the winter. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the winter of 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter in Braga

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringNov 49:15 PMNov 49:15 PMNov 198:58 AMNov 198:58 AMDec 47:44 AMDec 47:44 AMDec 194:36 AMDec 194:36 AMJan 26:34 PMJan 26:34 PMJan 1711:49 PMJan 1711:49 PMFeb 15:47 AMFeb 15:47 AMFeb 164:57 PMFeb 164:57 PMMar 25:35 PMMar 25:35 PMMar 187:18 AMMar 187:18 AM5:23 PM5:23 PM4:49 PM4:49 PM7:27 AM7:27 AM7:53 AM7:53 AM5:12 PM5:12 PM4:28 PM4:28 PM8:19 AM8:19 AM7:54 AM7:54 AM4:50 PM4:50 PM4:54 PM4:54 PM8:38 AM8:38 AM8:19 AM8:19 AM6:08 PM6:08 PM5:55 PM5:55 PM8:14 AM8:14 AM6:13 PM6:13 PM5:54 PM5:54 PM7:05 AM7:05 AMNowNow
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Braga is essentially constant during the winter, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 13, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% of the time, while on November 17, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in Braga

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FallSpringDec 10%Dec 10%Feb 280%Feb 280%Jan 10%Jan 10%Feb 10%Feb 10%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Braga is essentially constant during the winter, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.3 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on December 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour, while on September 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during the winter is 6.5 miles per hour on December 27.

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in Braga

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mphFallSpringDec 276.5 mphDec 276.5 mphDec 16.2 mphDec 16.2 mphFeb 286.0 mphFeb 286.0 mphFeb 16.2 mphFeb 16.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Braga throughout the winter is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 37% on December 17.

Wind Direction in the Winter in Braga

Wind Direction in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FallSpringNowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Braga is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Braga is gradually decreasing during the winter, falling by 3°F, from 59°F to 56°F, over the course of the season.

The lowest average surface water temperature during the winter is 56°F on February 21.

Average Water Temperature in the Winter in Braga

Average Water Temperature in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb54°F54°F56°F56°F58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°F64°F64°FFallSpringFeb 2156°FFeb 2156°FDec 159°FDec 159°FJan 157°FJan 157°FFeb 156°FFeb 156°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Braga typically lasts for 11 months (336 days), from around January 30 to around January 1, rarely starting after March 10, or ending before December 2.

The winter in Braga is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season reaching a low of 38% on January 17.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in Braga

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in Bragagrowing seasonDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpring90%Dec 190%Dec 180%Feb 2880%Feb 2851%Jan 151%Jan 151%Feb 151%Feb 1NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Braga are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 3,165°F, from 3,272°F to 108°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in Braga

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°FFallSpringDec 13,272°FDec 13,272°FFeb 27108°FFeb 27108°FJan 10°FJan 10°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the winter, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Braga is rapidly increasing during the winter, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 1.8 kWh to 3.4 kWh, over the course of the season.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 1.6 kWh on December 27.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in Braga

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in BragaDecJanFeb0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWhFallSpringDec 271.6 kWhDec 271.6 kWhDec 11.8 kWhDec 11.8 kWhFeb 283.4 kWhFeb 283.4 kWhFeb 12.3 kWhFeb 12.3 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Braga are 41.550 deg latitude, -8.420 deg longitude, and 617 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Braga contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,047 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 573 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,857 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,026 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Braga is covered by artificial surfaces (71%) and cropland (20%), within 10 miles by cropland (45%) and trees (40%), and within 50 miles by trees (30%) and water (27%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Braga, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Braga.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Braga according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Braga is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Braga and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Braga and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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