The Algarve Climate
The Algarve climate is generally warm, boasting over 3000 hours of sunshine throughout the year. Winter mean temperature is about 12oC, rising to 28oC in August. Evenings can be chilly so bring a sweater even in summer. Heavy showers do occur so a waterproof is recommended. The effect of the Gulf Stream maintains a fresh North European springtime feel throughout the winter, whilst moderating the excess of the summer heat. Thus, the weather and choice of activities mean winter holidays here provide a wealth of opportunities at attractive prices.