The proximity of the Mediterranean Sea greatly influences the Algarvian climate. Summers are hot and dry and winters are mild with hardly any rain (50 days with rain and 500 mm on average each year), combined with very inviting springs and autumns.
Today at 08:24 Daily Weather Report
Very cloudy this morning, especially to the west and the wind has been fairly gusty and strong this past couple of hours. Temperature at 0815am 15.8C, rather damp with humidity showing as 86%. Forecast is for today to be quite cloudy, max temperature could as as high as 20C in the southerly airflow. No rain showing on the radar and none forecast.
Tonight will be quite warm again, around 14 or 15C. Tomorrow will be similar to today but perhaps a little cooler, especially at night. Monday is going to be a sunny day, 19C again which is 3C above average for the time of year.
Tuesday should be an ok and dry day but from Wednesday to Saturday next week there is a very strong probability of cooler and rainy days.
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What temperatures to expect along the year.
The sea water temperature starts at around 14ºC in January and reaches a high 22ºC in August. A pleasant sea breeze refreshes the average annual temperature of the region, which is 17,7ºC (15ºC in January and up to 28ºC or more in July and August).
The Algarve can also count on around 3.000 hours of Sun during the year which makes it a favourite destination for those who fancy such a delightful climate.
The interactive charts below will allow you to analyse the different average data that make the Algarve weather.
Taking care in the Sun
As can be observed, during Summer, the temperature in the Algarve is very high (it can go over 40ºC/100ºF exceptionally) and the periods of sun are long. It is common knowledge that excess sun can cause illnesses such as skin cancer.
The safest procedure is to use plenty of high-factor sunscreen, especially on children. A hat is an indispensable accessory, as are a good pair of sunglasses. It is advisable to avoid exposure to the sun during its strongest point in the day, between midday and 3 o'clock in the afternoon. In the case of sunburns or sunstroke, do seek medical attention.