Algarve weather and climate

Actual weather, forecast and annual climate of the Algarve

Algarve weather


Despite of the fact that the Algarve has a homogeneous annual climate, actual weather conditions may significantly differ in the various locations due to the winds on the Atlantic coast. In the summer the sea in the Eastern Algarve is usually warmer than in the western part of the Algarve because of the Mediterranean winds from the Levant. Especially iduring the winter time wind and waves will be considerably rougher on the Western coast.

Therefore we are publishing more specific and detailed weather data and 72h forecast for selected spots on the Algarvian coast, including wind speed and direction, altitude of waves and rating for surfers as a special service to our visitors interested in water sports. According to our own experience, and based on judgements of the locals, this is the most accurate weather information currently available for the Algarve.

You will find this kind of data for other locations in our section Algarve Beaches.


Weather in Vila Real de Santo António


Weather in Tavira


Weather on the Ria Formosa


Weather in Faro


Weather in Vilamoura / Quarteira


Weather in Albufeira


Weather in Praia da Rocha


Weather in Lagos (Meia Praia)


Weather in Sagres


Weather on the Costa Vicentina (Carrapateira)


Algarve Climate


The Algarve's geographical position on Europe’s westernmost tip in the south of Portugal gives it some special bioclimatic features. Although situated by the Atlantic Ocean, it has a temperate climate with Mediterranean characteristics, more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and a low annual average rainfall, mainly during the winter months. Even in the hottest days in July and August a mild breeze from the Atlantic provides relief.

The Serra in the northern half of the Algarve has a considerable influence on the climate of the region. It forms a physical barrier against the cold winds blowing from the north and the lows from the Northwest,  thus giving the Algarve coast an almost Mediterranean climate, with low annual rainfall and mild temperatures in winter. Furthermore, it is also a barrier for the misty winds that come from the South.


Annual climate of the Algarve (average based on the last 30 years)



















Jan 12,2°C 15,3°C 9,0°C 70 mm 9 5/day 15°C
Feb 12,8°C 16,1°C 9,5°C 52 mm 7 6/day 15°C
Mar 14,3°C 17,5°C 11,1°C 72 mm 10 7/day 15°C
Apr 16,1°C 19,7°C 12,5°C 31 mm 6 9/day 16°C
May 18,2°C 21,9°C 14,4°C 21 mm 4 10/day 17°C
June 21,4°C 25,2°C 17,5°C 5 mm 1 12/day 18°C
July 23,9°C 28,2°C 19,5°C 1 mm 0 12/day 19°C
Aug 24,1°C 28,2°C 19,9°C 1 mm 0 11/day 20°C
Sept 22,2°C 25,7°C 18,6°C 17 mm 2 9/day 20°C
Oct 19,1°C 22,4°C 15,7°C 51 mm 6 7/day 19°C
Nov 15,8°C 18,9°C 12,6°C 65 mm 8 6/day 17°C
Dec 13,0°C 16,2°C 9,8°C 67 mm 9 5/day 16°C
Year 17,8°C 21,3°C 14,2°C 36 mm 5 8/day 17°C

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