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.
10-02-2016 at 09:14 Daily Weather Report
It's another grey and murky day, very grey indeed looking out to sea.
Temperature at 0910am is 16.0C, the air is very damp at 80% humidity. There are some showers out to the west, where the very slight wind is coming from. this might mean, as yesterday, some light rain later today.
Whatever, it will stay very cloudy with maximum temperature no more than 18C. The wind will pick up a bit later as it did yesterday afternoon, which was quite blustery at times.
It will be a fairly warm night, 14 or 15C at worst. Tomorrow will be another cloudy day with a chance of showers, on Friday there's bigger chance of some rain.
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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.