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Faro Climate & Temperature

  • Faro, Portugal is at 370'N, 758'W, 8 m (26 ft). See map.
  • Faro has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30 and 45. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptible to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 C (71.6 F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 C (64 to 27 F) with at least four months above 10 C (50 F). Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Faro is situated in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 17.2 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.5 °C (20.7°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic,subtype truly oceanic. Faro Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 16.5°C (61.7°F) on average falling to 8.2°C (46.8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 20.2°C (68.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 10.6°C (51.1°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 27.6°C (81.7°F) and average low temperatures are 17.2°C (63°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 23.1°C (73.5°F) during the day and lows of 14°C (57.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 522 mm (20.6 inches) which is equivalent to 522 Litres/m (12.8 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 3158 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Faro you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Arapohue, New Zealand (Warm temperate dry forest biome).

Faro Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 16 (61) 17 (62) 18 (65) 20 (68) 22 (72) 25 (78) 29 (84) 29 (84) 27 (80) 23 (74) 19 (67) 17 (62) 22 (71)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (53) 13 (55) 14 (57) 15 (59) 18 (64) 21 (69) 23 (74) 23 (74) 22 (71) 19 (66) 15 (59) 13 (55) 17 (63)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 8 (46) 8 (47) 9 (48) 10 (51) 13 (55) 16 (60) 18 (64) 18 (64) 17 (62) 14 (58) 11 (52) 9 (47) 13 (55)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 78 (3) 72 (3) 39 (2) 38 (1) 21 (1) 8 (0) 1 (0) 4 (0) 14 (1) 67 (3) 86 (3) 94 (4) 522 (21)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 9 (29) 7 (25) 10 (32) 6 (20) 4 (13) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (7) 6 (19) 8 (27) 9 (29) 62 (17)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 5h 38' 6h 54' 6h 58' 9h 14' 10h 15' 12h 00' 12h 15' 11h 38' 9h 18' 7h 38' 6h 04' 5h 44' 8h 38'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 55' 10h 46' 11h 54' 13h 06' 14h 08' 14h 39' 14h 25' 13h 32' 12h 22' 11h 10' 10h 09' 9h 39' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 58 (42) 65 (35) 59 (41) 71 (29) 73 (27) 83 (17) 86 (14) 87 (13) 76 (24) 69 (31) 61 (39) 60 (40) 72 (28)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 33.1 42.4 53.3 64.9 73.2 76.4 73.3 65 53.6 42.1 33 29.6 53.3

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