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RNAAT Nº 1222/2017

 

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Weather

The Algarve weather is essentially defined by very long and hot summers and mild and short winters. Here are some examples:

June: dry month, temperatures around 16º / 26ºC;
July and August: the hottest and driest months of the year. Temperatures are around 17º / 19ºC and 28º / 30ºC;
September: Usually it’s a hot month, but at the end of autumn you can find the first drops of rain. Temperatures range between 16 ° / 18 ° C and 26 ° / 29 ° C;
October: the first rains occur and they can be torrential. However, after these rains, several days of sun and clear skies can follow. The temperatures oscillate between 13º / 16ºC and 23º / 25ºC;
November: This is the second wettest month of the year. Temperatures drop slightly between 10º / 12ºC and 18º / 21ºC;
December: this is the rainiest month of the year, intense rain and lightning alternated with mild days of clear skies. The temperatures are in the order of 8º/ 10ºC and 16º / 18ºC;
January: It is the coldest month of the year. You can find temperatures between 6º / 8ºC and 15º / 17ºC;
February: this month temperatures start to rise and fluctuate between 7º / 9ºC and 16º / 18ºC.

The snowfall in the Algarve is a very rare phenomenon, however, when temperatures drop, it is possible that this rarity occurs in the Fóia Mountain in Monchique, which is the highest point in the region.
Spring in the Algarve (March, April and May), usually brings mild temperatures, between 23º and 15ºC, however, it can be a tricky season, being sometimes rainier or drier.

Curiosities about the Algarve weather:

• Hardly the temperatures drop to 0ºC.
• The highest temperature registered in the Algarve was 44.3ºC on July 26th, 2004.
• In October, after the first rains, the days can remain hot, but the nights are cooler. However, between the end of October and the beginning of November, the “Summer of Saint Martin” usually occurs, it means that the days are very hot and clear.