Spring spring is a magical time to visit Portugal and the Algarve, as it starts to come alive with wild flowers starting to bloom .Temperatures reach an average 18 to 20ºC and there is plenty of sunshine. With these mild temperatures, spring is popular with the golfers and walkers with beach life starting to show signs of summer around the corner. The evenings can feel colder than they actually but still possible to eat outside in the evenings( See Clock changes on the information page) Summer with the summer months now giving 12 hours of sunshine per day. The temperatures tend to be around 30-35ºC, it has been known to reach 40ºC. but the Algarve is on the Atlantic Coast so gets the gently cooling breeze that Lisbon does not get, it is worth checking the papers for the UV count as they can reach high numbers. keep villas cool by closing windows and doors as the houses are built to stay cool in summer months Autumn as temperatures start to cool to an average of 17-20ºC an ideal time to visit and explore those places you would find to hot and bothered in the summer months, with the start of the golfers arriving, shorts can still be worn this time of year, the sun sits lower in the sky during the Autumn but still gives 9 hours of sunshine to enjoy, little rain is seen until about November. Winter with the winter months giving of 6 hours of sunshine a day. with average temperatures around 16-18ºC during the end of December to January is the rainy season and whilst it can rain very heavily most days still give some hours of sun. The evening can dip to as low as 7ºC you can get some colder windier days. January sees the almond trees in blossom and the young lambs and kid goats if you are visiting the Algarve in January or February with the start of the Carnival season in Portugal towards the end of February.