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.
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.
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.
|Ave Temp (°C)||12||13||14||15||18||20||23||23||22||19||15||13|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||16||16||18||19||22||25||28||28||26||23||19||16|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||8||9||9||11||13||15||18||18||17||15||11||9|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||5||6||7||8||10||11||12||11||9||7||6||5|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||10||11||12||13||14||15||14||14||12||11||10||10|
|Ave Humidity (%)||79||77||74||68||69||63||59||63||70||76||77||81|
|Days with some Rain||10||8||7||8||7||2||1||1||4||10||9||12|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||56||49||44||41||24||4||1||4||28||75||78||117|
|Sea Temp (°C)||16||15||16||16||17||19||20||21||21||20||18||17|
|(Albufeira, the Algarve, Portugal)||J||F||M||A||M||J||J||A||S||O||N||D|
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Latest update: Best time to visit the Algarve: 22 December, 2019
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