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 09:18 Daily Weather Report

Current weather conditions here

weather reportIt's very quiet out there at the moment. Cloudy, grey skies and hardly any wind. Temperature at 0915 is 18.1C. It's not raining now, but it will be later on as a band of showers is heading our way from the south. We won't see much sun, so the maximum temperature won't be more than a degree or two higher than it is now, but still quite warm for the time of year.

The warm but showery weather will continue through tonight into Monday and probably Tuesday as well. After Tuesday the wind will be coming more from the north, which means cooler weather for the rest of the week and there will still be a lot of showers.

This report is regularly updated by a British citizen residing in Albufeira and member of Albufeira.com forum. We encourage you to visit his own private website where you will find plenty of useful information about the local transportation: www.algarvebus.info

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.