Lisbon, Portugal – October 12th, 2008
Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. It has a municipal population of 564,477i n 84.8 km2 (33 sq mi), while the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in total has around 2.8 million inhabitants.
Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate that is strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream, giving it one of the mildest climates in Europe. The city is sunny throughout the year, with an annual average of 3300 hours of sunshine. Annual rainfall is 611 mm, spread over 100 rainy days, mostly from September to May.
Summers are warm and dry with average daytime temperatures of 26 – 29°C, falling to 16 – 18°C at night. Winters are cool and rainy with temperatures around 8 – 16°C, while spring and fall are generally mild, or even warm during the daytime.
In this very clear image we can see Lisbon and its surrounding Metropolitan Area, as well as the Tagus River (Rio Tejo).