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.
26-03-2015 at 10:27 Daily Weather Report
This morning is another bright and breezy one, some blue sky but a bit cloudy. Temperature at 1020am is 14.2C.
This afternoon could reach around 20C, it will stay cloudy but will be dry.
Tonight will feel fairly cold, 10 or 11C, as the wind is still coming down from the north.
Tomorrow is when things start to warm up in a big swirl of air from the tropics. We are expecting 24C, then 25 or more on Saturday. Then, if the predictions are correct, up to 30C in the middle of next week and in the high 20's until Easter weekend.
I am not sure about it staying dry, in fact one forecast says that there might be a few spots of rain tomorrow.
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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.