Weather in the Algarve in June

Joanne Owen

written by
Joanne Owen

updated 06.05.2024

Sitting at the start of the summer high season, the weather in the Algarve in June is warm and sunny, and enlivened by local events and festivals. As such, it’s easy to see why this region of Portugal is a hotspot for sun-drenched summer vacations. Read on for more detail on the weather in the Algarve in June, along with itinerary suggestions, and ideas for what to see and do during this high season month.

Highlights of the Algarve weather in June

  • June marks the beginning of the summer peak season in the Algarve, with average highs of 25°C (77°F). 
  • This month is perfect for outside activities like beach breaks, water sports, and family vacations
  • June is one of the driest months, with sunny days and minimal rainfall (less than 15mm over the entire month)
  • As summer heats up, the sea temperatures also become more inviting, averaging around 19°C (66°F), perfect for swimming and water activities.

Thinking of visiting the Algarve in June? Take inspiration from our customisable Portugal itineraries and read our year-round travel guide.


The weather in the Algarve in June is warm and sunny © Shutterstock

Is June a good time to visit the Algarve?

As you’ll have gathered from reading our highlights of the the weather in the Algarve in June, it's great month to visit if you’re looking for warm temperatures, long sunny days and minimal rainfall.

Add to that warming sea temperatures, and conditions amount to being perfect for beach activities, swimming, and enjoying the outdoors.

It’s also worth noting that while June is the start of the summer high season, it sees fewer crowds than July and August. 

So, if you want a summer break, but like having more space on the beach, and prefer visiting historic sites, museums, and castles without long waits or overcrowding, June will suit you down to the ground.

June is also cooler than July and August, which makes exploring natural parks (hello, Ria Formosa!) and hiking the likes of the Via Algarviana trail more comfortable.

If that wasn’t enough, June is also loaded with local festivals and events, some of which we cover below.

Still not sure where to head in summer? Discover more of the best places to visit in June.

 Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal © Shutterstock

 Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal © Shutterstock

Average temperatures in the Algarve in June

The weather in the Algarve in June sees an average low of 16°C (61°F) and an average high of 25°C (77°F).

For broader comparison, January ­— the coldest month of the year in the Algarve — sees an average temperature range of 8°C to 16°C (46°F to 61°F). 

Meanwhile, the hottest months — July and August — experience a typical low of 18°C (64°F) and highs in the region of 28°C (82°F).

Want a fuller picture of the weather? Read up on the weather in Portugal in June beyond the Algarve.

You might also want more detail on when to go to Portugal around the year.


Bordeira, the Algarve, Portugal © Shutterstock

What about the crowds and cost?

As June sits at the start of the Algarve’s high season, crowds are on the big side, and so too are costs as demand rises through the month.

If you're looking for smaller crowds  — and slightly lower costs and cooler conditions — consider visiting the Algarve in September or May.

Also note that while June isn’t as crowded or costly as July and August, for smaller crowds — and an increased chance of paying less for flights and accommodation — you’ll want to visit earlier in the month.

As always, book as early as possible to secure your preferred resort, villa or guesthouse — some options will offer early bird discounts.

Editor’s tip: keen to avoid the crowds, and travel more responsibly? Discover where to get off the tourist trail in Portugal, and find out about sustainable tourism in the Algarve.

Old town in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal © Shutterstock

Old town in Albufeira, the Algarve, Portugal © Shutterstock

Unforgettable customisable Portugal itineraries

If you fancy seeing a rewarding range of Portugal, consider taking a trip that’s been curated by a Rough Guides’ local expert.

Enabling you to forgo the faff of planning and booking, they can be 100% tailored to your preferences to create your perfect trip.

Here are a few sample itineraries to spark inspiration:

  • The Real Algarve Experience (7 days): based in the traditional fishing village of Olhao, this immersive trip will see you experience the Algarve in authentic style. With a focus on food and culture, you'll get to enjoy a private food tour, take a market-to-table cooking class, visit an olive farm, and enjoy a traditional sweet-making workshop. You’ll also spend time exploring the stunning islands of Ria Formosa lagoon.
  • The Best of Portugal (12 days): taking in capital Lisbon, historic Porto, the lush Douro Valley, and the Algarve, this gives you the chance to explore historic sites in Lisbon and Sintra and sample world-class wine in the Douro Valley, with boat trips, beaches and UNESCO Heritage Sites aplenty.
  • Discovering the Coast of Portugal (11 days): kicking off in picturesque Porto, where you’ll uncover historic sites and wineries, this diverse experience also includes Aveiro — known as the Venice of Portugal — the Algarve, national parks, charming traditional villages, and historic caves.

Explore more customisable Portugal itineraries.

Torre de Belém, Lisbon @ Shutterstock

Rough Guides' trips can take you from Lisbon (pictured) to the Algarve © Shutterstock



What to do and see in the Algarve in June 

Given that June sees the start of summer high season, it’ll come as no surprise that this is a lively month to visit the Algarve.

Beyond hitting the beach and enjoying summer season nightlife, June is a great time to visit for festivals and water-based wildlife-watching.

Here are some of the best things to do and see in the Algarve in June.

Enjoy beautiful beaches

Come June, the Algarve’s sea temperature is warm enough for swimming, and all beaches and resorts are fully operational. 

Known for its stunning cliffs and golden sands, the coastline is ideal for relaxation or enjoying water sports like surfing, sailing, and jet skiing.

Editor’s tip: if you’re in the market for a beach break, you’ll want to discover the most beautiful beaches in Portugal.

Immerse yourself in local festivals

Held annually at the end of June, Festival Med in Loulé features a mix of world music, arts, and food stalls that showcase multicultural influences.

In addition, June sees Saints' Festivals celebrated around the region. For example, during the festivals of Santo António, São João and São Pedro in towns like Faro, Portimão and Albufeira you can enjoy traditional pageants, folk dancing, and feasting on sardines.

Watch wildlife from the water

June's splendid weather is ideal for exploring Ria Formosa Natural Park. Take a boat tour or kayak through the lagoons and channels to see diverse birdlife and picturesque islands.

June’s calm seas are also perfect for dolphin-watching boat trips, and visits to spectacular sea caves, especially around Lagos and Portimão.

Enjoy the nightlife

As the tourist high season kicks off, the nightlife in towns like Albufeira and Lagos ramps up a few notches, with beach bars and clubs offering DJs and live entertainment into the early hours.

For more inspiration, read up on the best things to do in Portugal.

Praia fe Faro © Shutterstock

Praia De Faro, Algarve, Portugal © Shutterstock

Visit the Algarve in different months

To be better informed before booking your trip, find out what to expect of the weather in the Algarve around the year.

  • January: with a temperature range of 8°C to 16°C (46°F to 61°F), this is the coldest month of year, with low-season tourist levels.
  • Februarysimilar to January, but slightly warmer, February remains quiet, though the beginning of the Almond Blossom season attracts more visitors.
  • March: mild, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 18°C (50°F to 64°F), March is a great month for outdoor activities without the crowds.
  • April: with a pleasant temperature range of 11°C to 20°C (52°F to 68°F), shoulder-season April sees more sun, less rain, and a rise in visitors around Easter.
  • May: great beach weather begins in May, with warmer temperatures drawing more crowds, though it’s not nearly as busy as summer.
  • July: July sees the Algarve turn hot, with average highs of  28°C (82°F). It also sits in the summer high season.
  • August: peak season continues in August, with high visitor numbers, vibrant nightlife, and similar temperatures to July.
  • SeptemberSeptember remains warm, but temperatures start to cool, and visitor numbers begin to taper off as the month wears on.
  • October: with average daily highs remaining around 23°C (73°F), this shoulder-season month is ideal if you prefer cooler weather and smaller crowds.
  • November: sitting in low season, November sees cooler temperatures, and is a great time to visit for the likes of golf and exploring the countryside.
  • December: cool and quiet, low-season December offers average temperatures of 9°C to 17°C (48°F to 63°F).
Joanne Owen

written by
Joanne Owen

updated 06.05.2024

Joanne is a Pembrokeshire-born writer with a passion for the nature, cultures and histories of the Caribbean region, especially Dominica. Also passionate about inspiring a love of adventure in young people, she’s the author of several books for children and young adults, hosts international writing workshops, and has written articles on the Caribbean and inspirational community initiatives for Rough Guides. Follow her @JoanneOwen on Twitter and @joanneowenwrites on Instagram.

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