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Best time to visit Albufeira & the Algarve

Anytime is good to visit the Algarve – the coast sees little rain and lots of sunny days throughout the year including winter – but for the best weather, visit the Algarve between June and October.

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Albufeira, the Algarve, Portugal
Fisherman's Beach, Albufeira – image courtesy of Ed Kitaura /Wikimedia Commons

Algarve - Albufeira Weather

The peak holiday season on the Algarve is July and August; these are also the hottest months of the year, with the temperature averaging 28°C (82°F) and but often reaching the high 30°Cs.

The months of spring (March to May) and autumn (October and November) are typically warm and – while perhaps too chilly for swimming – are excellent for sailing and land-based activities such as golf.

Seasons

High season: From July through August; advance bookings are generally necessary at the top hotels.

Low season: Spring and autumn is a good time to visit as the weather is generally warm and the crowds have gone home. Although the water may be somewhat chilly, winter (November to March) on the Algarve is sunny and warm.

Low season travel brings great hotel deals with savings of up to 70 per cent at many hotels.


Albufeira Monthly Weather Chart

Ave Temperature (°C) 12 13 14 15 18 20 23 23 22 19 15 13
Ave High Temperature (°C) 16 16 18 19 22 25 28 28 26 23 19 16
Ave Low Temperature (°C) 8 9 9 11 13 15 18 18 17 15 11 9
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 11 9 7 6 5
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Comfort – Heat & Humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Ave Relative Humidity (%) 79 77 74 68 69 63 59 63 70 76 77 81
UV Index 2 4 5 7 8 9 9 9 7 5 3 2
Days with some Rain 10 8 7 8 7 2 1 1 4 10 9 12
Ave Monthly Rainfall (mm) 56 49 44 41 24 4 1 4 28 75 78 117
Sea Temperature (°C) 16 15 16 16 17 19 20 21 21 20 18 17
(Albufeira, Portugal) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Latest update Algarve honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017


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