|Ave Daily High F||60||61||64||67||71||77||83||83||78||72||66||61|
|Ave Daily High C||15||16||17||18||21||25||28||28||25||22||19||16|
|Ave Daily Low F||48||49||52||55||58||64||67||68||65||60||55||50|
|Ave Daily Low C||8||9||11||13||14||17||19||20||18||15||13||10|
|Daily Sunshine Hours||6||7||7||9||10||12||12||12||9||8||6||6|
|Sunbathing / Swimming|
|The south-facing Algarve coast receives plenty of
sunshine throughout the year which, together year-round
pleasant temperatures, make it an important winter and
summer destination. November through April is a little
cool for sunbathing as temperatures generally peak in
the 60s F. This is, however, just
about perfect for outdoor activities such as golf.
Although winter is also the wettest time, rainfall
amounts are not great and, on average, only one day every
three or four will see some measurable precipitation.
Winter also sees impressive sunshine amounts for Europe -
an average of 6 or 7 each day - about what London
averages in June! As night time temperatures in winter
often get below 50F (10 C) it's advisable to pack some
warmer clothing between December and February. Frosts,
however, are practically unheard of.
Sunbathing weather lasts from May through to October. During this time there are copious amounts of sunshine - 12 hours a day in midsummer! - and warm but not overpowering temperatures. Some energetic outdoor activities might feel uncomfortable in July and August. There is very little rainfall and this, together with pleasantly warm sea temperatures from July onwards, make summer the ideal time to visit for a beach holiday.
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