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.
06-03-2015 at 10:29 Daily Weather Report
Certainly another nice day in prospect for today but it is still quite windy.
Temperature at 1025am is 15.5C, it's mostly blue sky out there.
Forecast for later is for 19 or 20C, staying dry and quite windy.
Tonight will be quite cool, 10 or 11C. For the weekend it's going to be bright and sunny, temperatures around 20 or 21C, which is more like the average for late April than early March.
And yes, As Andrew says, the current outlook for next week is clear blue sky, temperatures in the low to mid 20's but rather windy at times.
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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.