The Algarve weather is set to soar over the next 10 days.
In the last 12 years of living here it has to be said that this is the most topsy turvy summer of all. January was spectacular, yet March was the second wettest on record. Everything else since then has been a sea saw event.
With certain regions of Portugal set to hit the mid 40’s this week we are quite happy for the Algarve weather to be in the low 30’s. However as most people know the figure on paper is always a good 5 degrees down on what we call “real time” temperature.
As always when on your holidays the UV Index needs to have close attention paid to it.
Source for below: WeatherOnline
The strength of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is expressed as a Solar UV Index or Sun Index.The UV Index does not exceed 8 in the UK (8 is rare; 7 may occur on exceptional days, mostly in the two weeks around the summer solstice). Indices of 9 and 10 are common in the Mediterranean area. The Sun Index forecast refers to the daily maximum.
So with the above being noted and the UV in the Algarve this week set to keep hitting 10 what does this mean to you?
Source for below: epa.gov
A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 means high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If outdoors, seek shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
If you are traveling to the Algarve in the coming weeks make sure to bring your sun cream!