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Under the Köppen Climate Classification climate classification, "dry-summer subtropical" climates are often referred to as "Mediterranean". This climate zone has an an average temperature above 10°C (50°F) in their warmest months, and an average in the coldest between 18 to -3°C (64 to 27°F). Summers tend to be dry with less than one-third that of the wettest winter month, and with less than 30mm (1.18 in) of precipitation in a summer month. Many of the regions with Mediterranean climates have relatively mild winters and very warm summers.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csa". (Mediterran Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Ponta Delgada is 62.8°F (17.1°C). The warmest month, on average, is August with an average temperature of 71.1°F (21.7°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of 56.7°F (13.7°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Ponta Delgada is 83.8°F (28.8°C), which was recorded in August. The lowest recorded temperature in Ponta Delgada is 38.3°F (3.5°C), which was recorded in February.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Ponta Delgada is 38.3" (972.8 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 4.8" (121.9 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 1.1" (27.9 mm). There are an average of 229.5 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in December with 22.7 days and the least precipitation occurring in August with 15.1 days.