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.
09-02-2016 at 10:48 Daily Weather Report
UPDATE 1145 - cloud is now low, it's getting rather murky and it's raining lightly.
Yet another grey day so far, but it's high cloud and not threatening to do anything nasty.
Temperature at 1045am is 16.8C, so a bit warmer than yesterday, the air feels damp and there is just a light breeze.
Maximum today 19C. it will stay cloudy and there is small chance of some light rain later - there is a patch of wet stuff off to the south-west where the wind is coming from.
A rainy day is forecast for tomorrow, temperature daytime around 18C and a warm night at perhaps 14C. Showers could last into Friday as well.
The weekend could be cool and cloudy in a north wind, with a good chance of yet more showers.
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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.