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Algarve Weather in May, Portugal

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    17°C
    64°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    25°C
    77°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    14°C
    57°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    19°C
    68°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    18°C
    66°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    17°C
    63°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    12 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    7 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    32.3 mm

May, 2024

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
1 Avg 17º 63º
Thu
2 Avg 19º 66º
Fri
3 Avg 19º 66º
Sat
4 Avg 19º 66º
5 Avg 18º 64º
6 Avg 17º 63º
7 Avg 18º 64º
8 Avg 19º 66º
9 Avg 20º 68º
10 Avg 21º 70º
11 Avg 22º 72º
12 Avg 21º 70º
13 Avg 23º 73º
14 Avg 24º 75º
15 Avg 22º 72º
16 Avg 20º 68º
17 Avg 20º 68º
18 Avg 18º 64º
19 Avg 18º 64º
20 Avg 17º 63º
21 Avg 18º 64º
22 Avg 19º 66º
23 Avg 20º 68º
24 Avg 20º 68º
25 Avg 21º 70º
26 Avg 20º 68º
27 Avg 20º 68º
28 Avg 21º 70º
29 Avg 20º 68º
30 Avg 21º 70º
31 Avg 23º 73º
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Avg Historical Daily Average

What's The Weather Like in The Algarve in May?

May is an excellent time to visit the Algarve if you're looking for reliably dry and sunny weather.

Is The Algarve Hot In May?

At the region's capital, Faro, the daytime temperature reaches an average temperature of 18°C and a high of 23°C, while the temperature falls to 14°C during an average night. 

Does It Rain In The Algarve In May?

The average rainfall at Faro in May is just 22mm, and rain falls over an average of seven days.

Is The Algarve Windy In May?

Over the course of May, wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding a strong breeze of 11 m/s.

Sunshine In The Algarve in May

May is a reliably sunny month with an average of ten hours per day. The coastline is generally the sunniest part of the Algarve region.

How Warm Is The Sea In The Algarve In May?

The sea temperature off the coastline continues to rise at this time of year, with a May average of about 17°C, but this is still rather cool for swimming.

Hotels for Algarve in May

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

The accommodation options to choose from in the Algarve are many and varied. The Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel at Urbanizacao Quinta do Martinhal, Sagres, is the ideal outlet for a special occasion or romantic retreat, offering high-quality five-star accommodation, a spa and also offering easy access to the nearest beach.

Lake Spa Resort

Lake Spa Resort at Avenida Cerro da Vila, Vilamoura, as well as offering 5-star accommodation and spa pools, is handy for the golf courses around Vilamoura.

Dom Manuel Hotel

Romantic retreats are also numerous, for example the Dom Manuel Hotel at the Vila Praia D Ana at Lagos.

Hotel Frentomar

Those after budget accommodation can consider the Hotel Frentomar, which is a reasonably priced beach hotel with good rooms and good views over the sea front.

Atlantida Algarve Holiday Home

Self-catering options include the Atlantida Algarve Holiday Home in Vilamoura, which is a one bedroom apartment that offers a communal outdoor swimming pool.

Beaches for May for Algarve

Praia de Falesia

May is quite a good time of year to visit the beaches in the Algarve, for the weather tends to be good for relaxing and sunbathing, while the main crowds of tourists tend not to arrive at the Algarve until July and August. Praia de Falesia, between Vilamoura and Albufeira, is a Blue Flag beach and tends to be quiet most of the time, while it overlooks some spectacular cliff formations.

Praia da Marinha

Olhos de Agua Beach at Olhos de Agua, Albufeira is also good for relaxing and sunbathing, while there are also numerous facilities nearby including restaurants and a pharmacy. If you're looking for another secluded option you may want to try Praia da Marinha also known as 'Navy Beach'. This beach is so spectacular and peaceful it has been named as one of the top 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.

Restaurants and Bars for Algarve in May

Libertos Club

A reasonable nightclub is Libertos Club at Travessa Antero de Quental 59, Albufeira which has a good disco area for dancing, and music is played well into the early hours of the morning.

Things to Do in Algarve in May

The Mountain Bike Adventure Day Tours

With the heat not as excessive as in the summer months, and the weather generally reliable, May is a good time of year to try mountain biking. The Mountain Bike Adventure Day Tours at Lagos offer a range of cross country and mountain trips, and also offer all-inclusive holidays. Bike hire is available, or users can bring their own mountain bikes. These trips offer opportunities to see spectacular scenery that visitors would not normally find while driving around or visiting the main tourist hotspots.