Going on holiday to Faro soon? About to pack the suitcases and wondering what you should take? Below you will find a month by month guide as to what the weather is generally like in Faro. Off season, the weather is very changeable and can go from bright, beautiful blue skies to miserable dark cloud and pouring rain in a matter of minutes. Personally, I´d always pack layers and include a waterproof just in case.
When the sun is shining it´s wonderful. You got some of the most beautiful golf courses to play, fantastic beaches, waterparks and other other outdoor things to do like go karting and kids theme parks, not forgetting Faro Town Centre itself.
When its cold and raining it´s a bit more limited and you will probably find yourselves wandering around the few shopping centres along the Algarve.
So check the weather here and find a full 5, 7 or 10 day forecast.
Weather in Faro
The weather in Faro changes throughout the year, but below is a brief guide of the monthly temperatures and the kind of clothing you should pack when going on holiday. Remember, Portugal is on the same time zone as the UK when travelling.
November, December, January & February
This is winter time in the Algarve. The nights draw in early and you can get some cold, windy days. As a rule however, there can be some sunny days and providing you keep out of the wind it is perfect weather for eating outdoor lunches. Bring a coat, waterproofs and also your bikinis to be safe! We regularly go to Faro around November half term time and whilst we were chilly and had some terrible rain, there was one afternoon with where we did see people sunbathing on the beach and kids playing in the sea.
March, April & October.
Spring and Autumn are popular months with the golfers. During the day it´s jeans and top weather by evenings you may be pleased you brought your jumpers and jackets.
May, June & September
In my opinion these months give the best Faro weather conditions. Long warm days, warm evenings. The beaches and restaurants are busy but not unbearably so. Swimwear, dresses, light clothing and a lightweight jacket or cardigan for the evenings or when sitting in the shade.
July & August
Hot, Hot and Hot. You just need a few swimwear changes and light clothing. It may get a little chilly in the evenings so always handy to bring a wrap or lightweight cardigan.
The weather is very changeable, not just in Portugal but all over the world. This year in Spain we have experienced some of the most awful weather ever and experienced really heavy rain in Portugal too. It´s always best to check the weather forecast and form your own opinion. Better to be well prepared, especially if travelling with kids, pack layers and always a thin waterproof.