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.
16-07-2014 at 09:56 Daily Weather Report
Very hot! Temperature at 1000am is 28.3C, humidity 57%, blue skies and a very slight breeze. This afternoon will see 31C at least. Yesterday afternoon the deep sand on the beach was too hot to walk on in bare feet.
Tonight will be rather warm, 23 or 24C but too sticky. Tomorrow will be again be in the 31C mark, Friday might be a little cloudy and only around 28C.
The outlook for the weekend and next week is for sunny days with temperatures up to 34 or 35C by the end of next week.
That's my last on the spot weather report for a few weeks as i am off the enjoy the delights of a rather rainy looking France. Feel free to tell people what the weather's like here.
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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.