Weather in the Albufeira region of The Algarve...  

The proximity of the Mediterranean Sea greatly influences the Algarvian climate. Summers are hot and dry and winters are mild with hardly any rain (50 days with rain and 500 mm on average each year), combined with very inviting springs and autumns.

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Spring weather in the Algarve

In March and April the temperatures in the Algarve have risen to around 18°C to 20°C in the shade and temperatures in the sun anywhere from mid 20's to 30°C. By May it's really more like summer with shade temperatures in the mid 20's and sun temperatures staying around 28°C to 30°C. The countryside is in full bloom and the cliff tops, particularly in the western Algarve, are a mass of colour and some quite unusual plants like the giant fennels and the huge "flowers" of the Agaves.

Summer weather in the Algarve

June to September are the hottest months and the chance of rain is practically nil. June and September temperatures are around the mid 20's in the shade and 30°C plus in the sun but July and August are hotter still with shade temperatures rarely dropping below 30°C and reaching up to 40°C (or more sometimes) in the sun. The Algarve does benefit from light sea breezes which cool things down a little! Nightime temperatures rarely fall below 18°C and are normally still in the low 20's.

Autumn weather in the Algarve

October and November are usually glorious months being just a little cooler than the height of summer but with temperatures in the low to mid 20's in the shade and from 25°C to 35°C in the sun it's still very warm. It's not at all unusual to spot people sunbathing on the beaches in November!

Winter weather in the Algarve

From December to February, normally the coldest months of the year, air temperatures average between 9°C and 16°C but temperatures in the sun are regularly in the low 20's. Night temperatures can drop to between 4°C and 6°C and it does rain from time to time but on the whole it is spring-like and the countryside is refreshed and lush. In January and February the almond trees are in blossom and the wild flowers are starting to appear.