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 10:15 Daily Weather Report
It's nice and bright this morning, in contract to recent days, mostly blue sky with just a bit of cloud on the horizon.
Temperature at 1010am is 17C, rising to perhaps 20 or 21 later. There is a chance of a shower or two later but nothing too nasty. Tonight it will be cloudy and reasonably warm at around 15 or 16C. Tomorrow and Wednesday will be showery days again and cooler than of late at perhaps 16 or 17C in the daytime, 10 or 11 at night. A fairly deep depression and a cold weather front are expected to arrive on Wednesday, bringing a spell of unsettled and wet weather for the back end of the week.
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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.