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 12:32 Daily Weather Report
It's been a nice day so far, it was a bit windy earlier on although that has quietened down now.
It has been mostly blue sky now, but is starting to cloud over again
Temperature at 12.25pm is 20.2C. The wind is coming from the south-west, where the radar is showing a few showers heading our way. There is also a larger area of murk pretty close to us that could bring some rain later. The sea looks to be a bit rough in the wind.
Tonight won't be so bad, around 16C, perhaps a few showers lingering., Tomorrow and Tuesday will be warmer, up to 22C, which is average for the time of year, it will be cloudy but probably dry.
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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.