Albufeira: Live Weather Reports

Live weather in Albufeira

The latest and today's weather in Albufeira, Portugal updated regularly

Tuesday 1 December
12:52 GMT | 12:52 WET

Last updated:

1 Dec
UK Time: 12:18 GMT
Local Time: 12:18 WET
17°C (63°F)
3mph (5kmh)
  • Sunrise 07:26
  • Sunset 17:15
  • Moonrise 23:00
  • Moonset 11:48
Temp feels like: 17°C (63°F)
Length of Day: 9h 40m
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 13°C (55°F)
Pressure: 30.42" (1030 hpa)
Visiblity: 6 miles (10 km)
Average for December 13°C (55°F)
View by:
Flag Name Temp

Latest Albufeira Holiday Reviews

  • Fab Place to stay

    Weather was 35/40 degrees which was too hot for me, but just great for my friends....

    Jant Vincent on 22nd August 2015
  • Beautiful albufeira!

    We went in October and the weather was fabulous. It only rained on the day we went home!...

    brenda Robson on 27th October 2014
  • fantastic holiday

    Fabulous Hot Sunny...

    David Sheldon on 2nd October 2014
  • My October 2005 Holiday in Albufeira - Portugal

    The weather was fantastic - hot in October 2005. Lovely holiday....

    Anita Azzopardi on 14th August 2014

    The usual time of year for up and down weather is at the end of May, you could lay out in the sun for hours and it would...

    ralph connolly on 30th July 2014
  • Returning for a Fifth time in June to Albuferia

    Warm Sunny all day Cool breeze some evenings. Never had any rain....

    Anonymous on 1st April 2014

Historic Temperatures for 1st December in Albufeira

Average High 16°C (61°F)
Record High 21°C (70°F) (1996)
Average Low 8°C (46°F)
Record Low 5°C (41°F) (1998)

Weather Overview for Albufeira

Albufeira is a popular holiday destination located within the Faro district of the Algarve in the south of Portugal. The resort, which is twinned with Dunfermline in Scotland, is best known for its golden sandy beaches and mild climate, although its golf courses, marinas, restaurants and nightlife scene also attract thousands of tourists each summer.

The resort enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with dry hot summers and mild winters. Throughout the year, the temperature typically varies between 8°C and 29°C, rarely dropping below 4°C or rising above 33°C. Rainfall is practically non-existent during the summer months, when the skies are clear, the sun shines for 11/12 hours each day and the sea is more than warm enough for swimming in. On the other hand, winters are relatively wet, with a lot of overcast days, just 5-6 hours of sunshine each day and a sea which is generally considered too cold for swimming.

Thanks to its reliable coastal winds and slightly more northern location, Albufeira is generally milder than the southern coast of Spain, which can make it a much more appealing summer holiday destination for holidaymakers who can’t stand scorching high temperatures. Not only do these coastal winds help keep the temperatures pleasant, but they also provide the ideal conditions for water sports such as sailing, kite surfing and wind surfing.

While it’s is highly recommended to venture inland to see the Algarve’s smaller and more traditional towns, tourists should bear in mind that because of the lack of coastal breezes, interior regions are much hotter than the coast.

Soak up the sun at Peneco Beach in Albufeira, Portugal

Soak up the sun at Peneco Beach in Albufeira, Portugal, taken by All4u+


Spring – April and May – is a great time to visit Albufeira, when the resort is pleasantly warm and the hectic crowds of summer have yet to descend on the resort. At this time of year, the average temperature is 16.5°C, created by average highs of 19°C-22°C during the daytime and average lows of 11°C-13°C after dark. So although you’ll be able to get away with wearing light and airy beach clothing during the daytime, you’ll definitely need warmer clothing – such as jeans, jumpers and jackets – to keep you comfortable on an evening. Remember that the cold breeze which blows in off the sea can also make temperatures feel cooler than they actually are, so be prepared for some nippy nights.

Compared to the wet autumn and winter seasons, spring is relatively dry in Albufeira. This season starts off with 41mm of rain which falls over the course of 11 wet days in April, and drops down to just 29mm of rain which falls over eight wet days in May. Moderate rain is the most common type of precipitation you can expect, which usually falls in short, heavy downpours. With rain falling on around 1/3 of days across this season, there is a fairly good chance you’ll get the odd wet day during your spring holiday in Albufeira, so best be prepared and take an umbrella or some waterproof clothing with you. But don’t let this put you off visiting Albufeira in summer. Within an hour of the storm drying up, the sun always shines and warms the resort right up.

Despite the rainfall, Albufeira enjoys a lot of sunshine during this season. April sees eight hours of sunshine each day whilst May sees ten hours of sunshine each day. This means that although you will get the odd cloudy spell and a rainstorm or two, the majority of the time, the sky will be blue and the sun will be shining, giving you plenty of opportunities to work on your tan during your spring holiday. However, with an average sea temperature of just 16°C-17°C during this season, you might want to skip sunbathing at the beach and lie by a heated hotel pool instead.


Summer – June, July, August and September – is the most popular season to visit Albufeira, when temperatures are at their highest and the weather is sunniest. At this time of year, the average temperature for the resort is 22°C, which peaks at 23°C in July and August – the hottest months of the year for Albufeira. There is a significant difference between daytime and evening temperatures during summer. Average highs during the warmest part of the day range between 25°C and 28°C, whilst average lows in the coolest part of the night range from 15°C to 18°C. This dramatic drop in temperature can provide some much-welcomed relief from the high temperatures which reign during the daytime. Although the almost constant sea breezes can sometimes make the evening temperatures feel cooler than they actually are, so consider packing a light jacket, just to make sure you’re warm enough.

As well as being the hottest, summer is also the sunniest season of the year in Albufeira. At this time of year, the resort enjoys an average of 11 hours of sunshine each day, which peaks at 12 daily hours in July – the sunniest month of the year. With just nine daily sunshine hours, September is the least sunny month of summer, when the season is gradually transitioning into autumn. Whether you visit in June, July, August or September, you’re guaranteed to enjoy mostly clear blue skies and more than enough sunshine to work on your tan during your summer holiday in Albufeira.

Summer is the best time to go swimming in Albufeira, when the average sea temperature is warmest. August and September see the highest average sea temperature – 21°C – whilst June and July see a pleasantly mild 19°C and 20°C, respectively. Sunburn and heatstroke are common occurrences in summer in Albufeira, when holidaymakers underestimate the power of the sun, due to the cool sea breeze. The best way to avoid this is to keep out of the direct sun during the hottest part of the day – 11am to 3pm, drink plenty of water, slap on the suntan cream and wear airy clothing.

As you’d expect for summer in the Mediterranean, Albufeira is subject to next to no rainfall at this time of year. September is the wettest month of the season, when a meagre 15mm of rain falls over the course of five rainy days – testament to how little rainfall the resort experiences in summer. By comparison, June sees just 16mm over five rainy days, whilst July and August see 1mm on one day and 2mm over two days, respectively. If you are unfortunate enough to get some precipitation during your summer holiday in Albufeira, it will most likely be a short moderate rainstorm. Summer storms rarely last for more than an hour, after which the sun always shines.

Explore the colourful marine in Albufeira, Portugal

Explore the colourful marine in Albufeira, Portugal, taken by Jerome


After a hot summer, temperatures quickly drop in Albufeira in autumn – October and November – which makes this season ideal for holidaymakers who want to get out and about exploring and aren’t overly bothered about spending days soaking up the sun at the beach. During this season, the average temperature starts off at 19°C and drops down to 15°C by the end of November.

The difference between the daytime and evening temperatures isn’t as big in autumn as it is in summer. Average highs during the warmest parts of the day are 23°C-19°C, whilst average lows during the coldest parts of the night are 15°C-11°C. These cool evening temperatures can often feel even colder, due to the almost constant breezes which blow in off the sea, so make sure you take a light coat or jacket with you to keep warm on an evening.

Albufeira sees a moderate amount of rainfall in autumn. In October, the resort is subject to 53mm of rain which falls over ten days and in November, the resort receives 83mm of rain which falls over 12 days. With precipitation occurring on around 1/3 of days throughout the season, if you’re visiting Albufeira for a week or two in autumn, there’s a very good chance you’ll get at least one rainy day, so be prepared. Moderate rainfall is the most common type of precipitation, although thunderstorms also regularly occur at this time of year.

The number of sunshine hours plummets in autumn down to just seven daily hours in October and six daily hours in November. These figures translate into a mixture of overcast and sunny spells each day. So although you’re unlikely to experience full days of clear blue skies and sunshine during your autumn holiday in Albufeira, you’re equally unlikely to get full days of cloudy grey skies.  

The sea retains a lot of its summer heat in autumn, which means that there’s a chance you’ll still be able to go swimming in the sea at this time of year. The average sea temperature starts off at a warm 20°C in October and drops down to a mild 18°C, which some travellers will find too cold.

If you want to enjoy the warmest, sunniest and driest weather possible, you’re best off planning your holiday for the first or second week of October. Since this time of year is considered low season, you’ll probably be able to bag a bargain on flights and accommodation and won’t have to deal with the bustling crowds that the peak seasons attract.

Spend a day at Praia dos Pescadores in Albufeira, Portugal

Spend a day at Praia dos Pescadores in Albufeira, Portugal, taken by Daniel


Winter – December, January, February and March – is the coldest and wettest time to visit Albufeira. Although compared to most of northern Europe, the resort is relatively mild and dry across the season. At this time of year, the average temperature for the resort is 13°C, which drops to an overall low of 12°C in January – the coldest month of the year for the resort. Daytime temperatures are fairly mild – with average highs ranging between 16°C and 18°C – but evenings get very cold – with average low temperatures ranging between just 8°C and 9°C – so make sure you take enough winter warmer-style clothing to make sure you stay comfortable on an evening.

Although winter is Albufeira’s wettest season, the amount of rainfall decreases fairly rapidly as the season develops. December is the wettest month of the year, when an average of 99mm of rain falls over 14 wet days. This is followed by January with 97mm of rainfall over 14 days, February with 69mm of rainfall over 13 days and March with 53mm of rainfall over 12 days. With rainfall occurring on around 50% of days throughout the season, you’re practically guaranteed to get at least some rainfall during your holiday, so consider packing an umbrella or some waterproof clothing.

Just as Albufeira gets drier as winter progresses, the sun also shines more as the season develops. The resort sees just five hours of sunshine each day between December and January, whilst February sees six hours and March sees seven. With such a small number of sunshine hours each day, expect a mixture of cool, overcast days and pleasantly warmer clear and sunny days during your winter holiday in Albufeira.

If you love the sun and want to get as much sunbathing done as possible during your winter holiday in Albufeira, leave it as late as possible to travel to the resort – the final two weeks of March are the warmest, driest and sunniest.

Although you’ll get to enjoy a fair amount of sunshine if you visit Albufeira in March, the sea will likely be too cold for swimming. At 17°C, December has the warmest sea temperature of the season, whilst February has the coldest sea temperature of the year, at just 15°C. During January and March, the sea temperature is an equally cold 16°C. If you’re determined to go for a swim during your winter holiday in Albufeira, make sure you book a hotel which has an indoor swimming pool or heats their outdoor pool during the coldest months.

Visit the famous sea cliffs in Albufeira, Portugal

Visit the famous sea cliffs in Albufeira, Portugal, taken by Portobay Hotels & Resorts


Your Holiday Weather Settings

Show temperature in:
Show distance in:
Select your weather icons: