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.
27-04-2015 at 10:51 Daily Weather Report
It's very cloudy this morning and some a grey and lurking quite low. Temperature at 1045am is 19.3C, there's just a bit of a wind. No rain is forecast today, but the radaer does show a couple of showers off to the west, so keep half an eye out perhaps.
Temperature today won't be much more than 21C with the clouds hiding the sun.
Tonight it will fall to 14 or 15C.
Tomorrow and Wednesday will still be cloudy but a little warmer, 23C perhaps. Then later in the week there looks like being a short blast of hot air, maybe even as high s 30C, before another bunch of cloudy, cool and wet weather comes along for the weekend.
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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.