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.
22-05-2015 at 11:44 Daily Weather Report
And the good weather looks set to continue for a few more days at least. I'm at the waiting to leave on a flight to sunny Gatwick. It was sunny on the way here, a bit windy once again and a few more clouds than recently.
Temperature at 11am was 21C, which will rise to maybe 24C later.
Tonight may be a little cool for some, as low as 17C, which is today's maximum in Eastbourne where I am going.
The weekend should be fairly pleasant, 22 - 24C which is about average for the time of year. It will be a bit cloudy from time to time.
That's my last on the spot report until 1st June. I am sure that one or two others will be looking out of the window to tell you how things are.
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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.