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.
30-03-2015 at 10:27 Daily Weather Report
Another sunny day. It was 14C at 9am, now at 1025 it is 17.1C. It is fairly breezy as it has been for much of the night. There are just a few wisps of high cloud in an otherwise blue sky.
Top temperature today is expected to be 25C, way above average for late March although the wind will make it seem a bit cooler than that, especially out to the west of the region. The wind is definitely bringing some sneezy stuff with it as well.
Tonight will be cool and windy again, down to 12 or 13C. The forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday has been downgraded to be only 27C in the daytime, so wrap up warm if going out.
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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.