Weather in Albufeira and the Algarve Region See why everybody loves it here!

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 11:48 Daily Weather Report

Current weather conditions here

weather reportThe Páteo micro-climate is playing tricks! Anyway, today has been hot and sunny so far, also quite humid at 72%. Temperature at 1140am is 26.4C outside my back door in the shade.

There is a bit of a breeze just now. We noticed at Balaia yesterday how windy it was early in the afternoon.

Forecast high is 29C today. It wil be warmer tonigth than recently, no lower than about 20C here with the wind coming from the east. There will be little change over the next couple of days, in fact the 10 day forecast is saying it will stay around 28 - 30C for another week.

Most of the region is on very high or maximum fire alert, a fire is currently burning to the west of Monchique with 8 appliances, 1 aircraft and 35 firemen in attendance.

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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.

Weather Statistics

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.