Introduction

The Algarve is justifiably famous for its weather. After a quick Spring, Summer settles on the Algarve, bringing delightful temperatures, clear skies and an indefinable quality of light that is unique to the region. The days are hot but there's usually a breeze to cool you down. The evenings are mild, balmy: perfect for al-fresco dining.

Annual Average Figures

Month Daily Minimum Daily Maximum Avg Total Rainfall (mm) Avg Number of Rain Days
°C °F °C °F
Jan 7.7 45.9 16.1 61.0 77.8 12
Feb 8.4 47.1 16.7 62.1 72.4 13
Mar 8.9 48.0 18.4 65.1 39.0 9
Apr 10.4 50.7 19.8 67.6 38.4 10
May 12.5 54.5 22.4 72.3 21.1 7
Jun 15.7 60.3 25.4 77.7 7.6 4
Jul 17.9 64.2 28.7 83.7 1.4 1
Aug 18.0 64.4 28.8 83.8 4.3 1
Sep 16.9 62.4 26.7 80.1 14.0 3
Oct 14.3 57.7 23.1 73.6 66.6 9
Nov 10.9 51.6 19.4 66.9 86.1 10
Dec 8.6 47.5 16.7 62.1 94.1 11

Climatological information is based on monthly averages for the 30-year period 1961- 1990. (Source: Instituto de Meteorologia, Portugal)
Average number of rain days = Average number of days with at least 0.1 mm of rain.

Average Temperatures

The Algarve climate is influenced by continental Europe, North Africa, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Average temperatures in the Algarve vary between 15ºC and 31°C, almost never falling below zero in the winter months.
During the summer months, temperatures are high, with water temperatures of around 22°C.