Weather in Albufeira and the Algarve Region See why everybody loves it here!

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 08:04 Daily Weather Report

Current weather conditions here

weather reportIndeed Dicey, you left at the right time! The rain was late arriving here yesterday, although it must have been raining just about everywhere else. There was some pretty heavy rain after dark around here.

This morning I can see a mass of dark cloud across to the east. Lighter skies and one or two blue patches to the west show that current rain is passing. Unfortunately it looks like the weather radar has conked out, at 2100 last night so that would have been during one of the downpours. I don't know for sure therefore where it is raining now, except that it is not here.

It's going to be a cloudy and showery day. Temperature at 8am is 19.5C, humidity measuring 90% under the cloud. Max temperature today no more than 21C. It will be warm and damp tonight. Tomorrow and Monday will again be showery days, perhaps with a few sunny intervals between them.

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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.

Weather Statistics

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.