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The southwestern-most region in Portugal, the Algarve is famous for the plentiful sun, surf and sand. The beaches are sandy, rising out of the Atlantic Ocean forming steep cliffs that make for impressive views.

The Algarve region has a Mediterranean sub-tropical climate with moderate rainfall and plenty of sun throughout the year, making it an ideal year-round destination. Summers are hot and sunny, but are often refreshed by cooling breezes off the coast. July and August are the hottest months of the year. The weather in the autumn and winter months is mild, and January is the coolest month of the year. The Algarve gets most of its rainfall over the winter months; rain is rare between June and September.

Lagos typically has a warm climate with very sunny spring and summers days commonly seeing temperatures of 30ºC or higher and mild but wet and windy winters with average temperatures of approximately 12ºC. Lagos features over 3000 hours of warm uninterrupted sunshine every year, and the summer heat usually last well into the autumn months.

Average Temperature:

Jan 15º C
6º C
Fev 16º C
10º C
Mar 18º C
11º C
Apr 20º C
13º C
May 22º C
14º C
June 25º C
18º C
July 28º C
20º C
Aug 28º C
20º C
Sept 26º C
19º C
Oct 22º C
16º C
Nov 19º C
13º C
Dec 16º C
10º C

Average Daily Hours Of Sunshine:

Jan 5 Fev 6 Mar 7 Apr 8 May 10 June 11 July 11 Aug 11 Sept 9 Oct 7 Nov 6 Dec 5

And with a year-round sea water temperature of 20ºC, Lagos is perfect for swimming and all kinds of water sports and activities.
Average sea temperatures for Lagos:

Jan 16º C Fev 15º C Mar 16º C Apr 16º C May 17º C June 19º C July 20º C Aug 21º C Sept 21º C Oct 20º C Nov 18º C Dec 17º C

Weather for Sports .....

The Algarve, both the south coast and the west coast, offers perfect conditions for all kinds of watersports, surfing and kite-surfing especially. With a privileged, nearly 180º exposure to swells, and sticking out far into the Atlantic, you will find some of the best waves in Europe.

In Lagos, the prevailing north winds coupled with the saltwater lagos consistently provide the ingredients for classic kite-surfing sessions. Visited by kiters from all over the world, professional and amateur alike, this region is fastly becoming a mandatory stop-over for all.

Find below the current and up-to-date wind and swell conditions for surfing and kite-surfing in the area.