Just came back from Vilamoura. Went out on the Sun 23rd, it rained. Monday, it rained. Tuesday, hot but very cloudy, as was Wednesday. Sun finally came out on Thursday. Swimming pool was too cold. Sea was very rough, a fisherman told us to be very careful as the currant was so bad. Went twice before, both times in May and weather was glorious. Would def go back to the Algarve again, but not October half term.
We're just back too (went 22nd-29th). We stayed in Estoi, which is quite close to Faro airport. It was very warm the whole week but the first couple of days there was intermittent rain with a crazy long thunderstorm on one of the days. The rest of the week we got sunburned. We'd go back the same time again.
Yes just got back. Mixed - stormy & rainy half the time but 26 degrees and sunny otherwise. We got tanned & swam in the sea loads. Had a lovely time. 5 years ago we went in early Nov & it rained the whole time We've been in May too but found the sea far too cold to swim in
I've decided to book it and risk it. I've found a great deal where we have our own little self contained villa, and it has an indoor pool as well as the outdoor pools so even if it's raining or chilly I guess we can still go for a swim at the indoor one.
I will pack sun cream just in case but not bank on needing it ha ha.