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.
10-12-2013 at 09:48 Daily Weather Report
It's very windy this morning, clouds are rushing across the sky from east to west. There is an amber alert for high and rough seas today. It's a lot more cloudy today in general.
Temperature at 0945 is 14.6C, there is a lot of cloud but nothing threatening any rain.
Maximum temperature today around 18C but it will feel cooler in the wind.
Tonight will be down to about 11C. Wednesday and Thursday will see a continuation of the strong winds and it will be very cloudy as well. Temperatures around 17 or 18C, which is slightly above average, but little or no sun will be seen.
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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.