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.
30-11-2015 at 08:23 Daily Weather Report
A change in the weather perhaps? It is quite cloudy out to the west and south-west, flat layers of grey cloud at the moment.
Temperature at 0820am is 14.8C, so it's still fairly warm. However it is quite windy today, from the east and there is a yellow warning out for rough sea.
Highest temperature today will be around 19C, so still a bit warmer than average for the time of year but not as warm as we have been enjoying. Tonight will fall to about 13C as it was last night. Tomorrow and Wednesday will be also around 19 or 20C, cloudy at times. The threat of any showers has been removed from the forecast.
The next week or so should be fairly pleasant but perhaps a little colder at night.
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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.