What’s the weather like in Albufeira in January?
Located in Portugal’s popular Algarve region, the resort of Albufeira has a Mediterranean climate with short, mild winters and long, hot summers. January is one of the coldest months in Albufeira, but although temperatures are mild and rain showers are common, any wet weather is usually short-lived and makes way for winter sunshine. If you want to explore the city without sweltering in the intense summer heat and away from the high season crowds, now is a good time to visit.
On average, temperatures in Albufeira hover around 12°C in January, with highs of 16°C in the peak of the day. After dark the temperature dips to a low of 8°C, so you’ll need to pack warm layers for evenings out. If you’re hoping to go swimming in January, prepare yourself for the cool Mediterranean waters which measure around 16°C. Over the course of the month, Albufeira expects around 100mm of rain, so bring a light rain jacket in case of short-lived showers.