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.
28-03-2015 at 10:30 Daily Weather Report
It's warming up nicely today. Temperature at 1025am is 19.7C, there's luvvly blue sky and just a little wind.
It's going to be a sunny day with a high of 24C, which is about 75 in old money and not bad for late March.
Tonight it will be fairly warm at 14C, tomorrow we are looking at 25C and Monday 26C.
The 10 day forecast says more or less unbroken sunny days right through next week.
And don't forget to put your clocks FORWARDS when you go to bed tonight. Ok those of you you with those atomic watches that self adjust won't have to, but us mere mortals must.
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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.