Algarve Weather November Averages, Portugal

What's the Weather like in Algarve in November


Like October, November is characterised by falling daily high temperatures with maximum temperatures decreasing from 23°C to 19°C. The average temperature at this time of year is 16°C, whilst on a cold day average low temperatures can decrease to a cool 12°C. 


Wet weather becomes markedly more frequent in the Algarve during November in most years, with an...

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    • Temperature Temperature 16°C 60°F
    • High Temperature Holiday Weather 20°C 68°F
    • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 11°C 52°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
    • Rainfall Rainfall 72 mm
    • Rainfall days Rainfall days 7 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 17°C 63°F

    Algarve Weather for November 2019

    What's the Weather like in Algarve in November


    Like October, November is characterised by falling daily high temperatures with maximum temperatures decreasing from 23°C to 19°C. The average temperature at this time of year is 16°C, whilst on a cold day average low temperatures can decrease to a cool 12°C. 


    Wet weather becomes markedly more frequent in the Algarve during November in most years, with an average of 98mm of rain per November at the capital, Faro, though it only rains on one day in three on average with 10 days per November with measurable rainfall. There is considerable variation from one November to another, depending on how far south the jet stream is, so rainfall amounts during your holiday could vary widely.

    If you were to compare this to the summer months of July and August there is quite a significant increase in rainfall, as during the summer season only an average of 10mm of rainfall occurs, whilst in November this can increase to a maximum of 100mm.

    Weather Hazards

    High rainfall over a short period of time can occasionally trigger flooding problems across the region, as happened on the 8th November 2012, triggering widespread disruption to transport and retail outlets. Later in the same month, an unusually potent tornado hit the area on the 16th and caused some substantial damage in the affected area.

    The freak tornado left hundreds of people homeless, uprooted trees and in some cases even flipped over cars. Tornadoes are very uncommon in Europe, however they can occur in the northwest and south of the continent from time to time. 

    The probability of precipitation varies throughout the month; precipitation is most likely around November 30th when rain is likely at 36%. However, precipitation is least likely around November 1st where rain is only 30% likely.

    Throughout November the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms and light rain. 


    However, the rain is often relatively short-lived, and Novembers are usually relatively sunny, with an average of 183 hours of bright sunshine, just above six hours per day, at Faro during a typical November. 


    The relative humidity at this time of year generally ranges from a mildly humid 59% to a very humid 96%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 39%. The humidity levels in November are very similar to October, but if you want lower humidity it is best to visit the Algarve in July where humidity levels range from 41% to 88%.

    Furthermore, the air is usually driest around November 8th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a humid 71% and the most humid day is on average around November 28th where humidity levels can rise above 94%!

    However, the dew point at this time of year is most comfortable. Over the course of a typical November the dew point varies between a dry 7°C to a comfortable 15°C. 


    During November the typical wind speeds vary from 0 m/s to 6 m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely ever exceeding 10m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s occurs around November 1st, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s occurs around November 18th. Throughout the year wind speeds are rather consistent typically ranging from 0 m/s to 8 m/s. The windiest month is usually April where average maximum wind speeds are predicted to reach 8 m/s on April 7th.


    In November the median cloud cover ranges from a mostly clear 35% to 45%. The sky is usually clearest on November 15th, where the sky is clear 48% of the time.

    Daylight Hours

    As expected the length of day is gradually decreasing, from the start to the end of the entire month the length of day decreased by 49 minutes. The shortest day of the month is on November 30th with 9:49 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is November 1st with 10:38 hours of daylight. As the clocks usually go back one on the night of October 26th to 27th, it is starting to get quite a bit darker in the evenings as winter approaches. 

    Sea Temperature

    The mean sea temperature falls to around 17°C during November, which is on the cool side for swimming in, but warmer than during December to April, where sea temperatures range from only 15°C to 16°C. 

    As it is not too hot at this time of year, the Algarve is a superb spot for activities such as golf, horse riding and sightseeing.

    Hotels for Algarve in November

    Riu Palace Algarve & PortoBay Falesia

    There is a wide range of accommodation options to choose from in the Algarve. Those with a fair amount of cash to spare can consider the Riu Palace Algarve at Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira or the PortoBay Falesia at Quinta do Milharo, Albufeira, both of which offer good 4-star accommodation, and are close to the nearby beaches.

    Villa Monte Resort

    For a quiet resort with a spa pool, a good option is the Villa Monte Resort at Sitio Dos Calicos, Moncarapacho. The farm house focuses on simplicity, rustic style and boho-chic spirit. The gorgeous bedroom are ideal for couples, families, friends and just about anyone wanting to stay. If the swimming pool is the reason you're staying, book a solarium suite overlooking the gardens and right next to the pool.

    Vila Channa Hotel

    For those on a tight budget, there are some good options too. The three-star Vila Channa Hotel, located at Sao Rafael, Albufeira, offers good B&B rooms and houses a large outdoor swimming pool and elegant surroundings. This hotel is just a 9 minute walk to the beach and couple particularly like this convenient location. 

    Beaches for November for Algarve

    Praia de Odeceixe

    The Algarve has many beautiful beaches, and if your holiday coincides with a fine spell, the weather may be warm and sunny enough to facilitate taking good advantage of them, especially as there tend to be few tourists on the beaches at this time of year. Praia de Odeceixe at Estrada da Praia de Odeceixe, Aljezur has a surf school, and the sea can get quite choppy which makes it a good location for surfing.

    Ponta de Piedade

    The beach at Ponta de Piedade, near Lagos, contains some spectacular scenery including a range of wildlife and cave formations. The vast sandy beaches and towering cliffs make the coast especially beautiful and the sea water is ideal for swimming. 

    Restaurants and Bars for Algarve in November

    Aventura Wine and Cocktail Bar

    The Aventura Wine and Cocktail Bar at Rua Dos Pescadores, No 80, Salema offers good views from within the premises, and the international cuisine options are many and varied and of high quality, and it is also a good restaurant for trying out a variety of wines and cocktails.

    Longo Lounge Bar

    The Longo Lounge Bar offers a range of high-quality and reasonably-priced pub food and broadcasts sporting events on TV screens around the bar, making it a useful outlet for those who would rather not miss significant matches while away on holiday.

    Burgers & Bowls

    Burgers & Bowls at Av. 5 Outubro no. 360, Almancil, serves pub food, and the burgers are particularly popular with customers. Everything is home made with fresh ingredients and the relaxed atmosphere makes tourists want to revisit. 

    Things to Do in Algarve in November

    Faro Archaeological Museum

    Given that November is often quite a wet and unreliable month for weather, it is a good time of year to visit the Algarve's many and varied museums. The region's capital, Faro, houses the Faro Archaeological Museum which has Roman, Medieval and Manueline exhibits. There is an impressive Roman floor mosaic, and there are numerous paintings to sample, including paintings based on old Portuguese folk tales.

    Museum of Portimao

    A good alternative is the Museum of Portimao at Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao. This museum is especially popular with visitors, housed in a former fish canning factory. There are numerous exhibits covering the history of the location and the fish canning industry, and displays of the old machinery. There are also displays of other local attractions such as Portuguese guitars. The main downside of these exhibits is that many of them do not have English translations, but most should be readily understandable nonetheless.

    Alcoutim Castle and Archaeological Museum

    Alcoutim Castle and Archaeological Museum at Alcoutim has an indoor exhibition showing excavations and artefacts, and the castle boasts good views of the surrounding area.

    Centro Ciencia Viva de Lagos

    For the benefit of children, a more "interactive" museum is the Centro Ciencia Viva de Lagos at Rua Dr. Faria e Silva, Lagos, which has varied exhibits and some good views around the premises, and also a couple of children's playgrounds.

    Fischmarkt von Olhao

    The Algarve is also quite good for its supply of shopping outlets. The Fischmarkt von Olhao at Marktplatz 1, Olhao consists of two markets, a fish market and a meat, fruit and veg market, and many of the foods and fish on display are specific to the local area. The market is generally open on mornings and closed on afternoons, but on Saturdays, a special larger market opens, with a wider range of foods and fish on offer.

    Ex Libris Gourmet

    For those after speciality shopping, the Ex Libris Gourmet, situated at Rua 5 de Outubro 10 e 12, Tavira, is a picturesque 19th century building which sells a wide range of goods including spices and seasonings, Portuguese sausages, liquors, coffees and chocolate and tea and biscuits. Many of the foods are out of the ordinary, and the shop also sells a range of wines.

    November events in Algarve


    St. Martin’s Fair

    2nd November 2019 to 11th November 2019

    St. Martin’s Fair in Portimao is held in the ExpoArade exhibition park and features modern fairground attractions, rides and stalls, selling everything from souvenirs to seasonal food. The fair is open every day from 10am until midnight, except the opening day when it's open from 4pm until 1am and the second day when it's open from 10am until 1am.

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