All about the Climate

Useful information about the climate in Algarve.

With over 3,000 hours of sun a year The Algarve has a mild climate making it an ideal holiday destination all year round.

The Algarve weather as seen by the chart below is a place in the sun all year round. Below is the actual temperature in the Algarve direct from the local weather station updated hourly .

December to February are the wettest months but the rain tends to fall for an hour or so rather than a constant drizzle!

Even in Winter there is an average of 6 hours of sunshine a day and 12 hours in June and July.

The sunsets in the Algarve are also stunningly beautiful.

Getting around

Getting around couldn't be easier - the main roads (the EN 125 and the A22)

run East to West with feeder roads to all the resorts

to the South and inland to the North.


Some images of Taviras iconic islands


The temperate Algarve climate and the warm weather of the Algarve represent undoubtedly some of the strongest points for the attraction of tourists to this region.

All year round, the Algarve enjoys the best climate in Europe. With only a short period of rainfall (it normally rains between November and March)

and long hours of sunshine (the highest in Europe).


An overview of the Algarve Climate

Geographical location

The Algarve weather and its enviable climate attract everyone who seeks refuge at the time of the harsher northern climates.


Its geographical location means that despite being bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, its Mediterranean climate ensures plenty of sunshine and mild winter temperatures, making it an ideal holiday destination throughout the year.


July and August are the hottest months of the year, but the Algarve weather has the cool sea breezes and help to mitigate the effects of sun and high temperatures.

Max and Min temperatures

Due to its relief and geographical position, the Algarve climate is influenced climatically by the European continent, North Africa, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.


The Algarve weather has maximum temperatures throughout the year vary between 15°C and 31°C and the temperature never falls below zero in the winter.


The Algarve climate and weather, is why tourists from Northern European countries increasingly seek out the Algarve, where they can enjoy long hours of sunshine.


The Algarve weather at the west coast is cooler and windier than the south coast and the effects of the Portuguese trade winds that blow in summer are more evident here.

The annual rainfall is low and concentrated mainly in the winter, which makes the Algarve climate ideal.