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 08:11 Daily Weather Report
Update 1515hrs - raining steadily but not all that hard. Pretty grey out there, can just see a small yacht heading into the marina.
It's been raining here this morning, just easing off now. Sky is grey with just a hint of brightness to the south. Temperature at 0805 is 14C exactly, feeling damp. There's barely any wind.
The radar shows a scattering of showers coming our way for later, then brighter weather to follow. Maximum temperature today 19C, the wind will shift around to come from the north. There will be a coolish night , around 12C. Tomorrow will be dry and bright in the northerly air flow, temperature daytime around 18C, down to 111C at night.
Sunday dry and bright also, similar temperatures during the day but cooler still at night.
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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.