Vilamoura Weather in December


13.5ÂșC /56ÂșF


5 hours


117mm/12 days

UV Index


Weather in Vilamoura in December

Average Temperature in December

As December approaches, you can start to feel the cold in the Algarve. The average monthly temperature is around 13ÂșC (56ÂșF) ranging from an average high of 17°C (63ÂșF) to a low about 9°C (48ÂșF). December and January are the coldest months in the Algarve.


When visiting in December it is likely that you catch a few dreary, rainy days. The average rainfall for December here in Vilamoura is about 100mm spread out over 12 days. December is the wettest month of the year so be sure to pack accordingly.

Sunshine hours

Vilamoura will have an average of 5 hours of sunshine per day during this month, with the days getting shorter until the 21st. 

Sea Temperature

In December the sea temperature will be a cool 17ÂșC (63ÂșF). The cold water, strong winds and rough sea make for challenging conditions for swimmers. You might want to skip the water sports activities during December.

UV Index

December will have a UV index of 2 – this is the lowest of the year and when no protection is required. 

What is Vilamoura like in December

December and January will be very quiet months for Vilamoura and the Algarve. During this period many restaurants and bars will close for holidays. Most attractions will also close and even some hotels. There is still a good choice of restaurants and bars open especially around the marina area.

What to wear in December

Warm clothing would be the obvious answer but we suggest you also pack some t-shirts. On sunny days and provided there is no wind it can get really warm and you can comfortably wear short sleeves for a few hours during the day. 

What is open in Vilamoura in December

Is it a good time to visit Vilamoura during December

If you’re expecting hot weather and a buzzing party atmosphere then no, December is not the best time to visit. If you came for the food, nature and just to relax around the hotel then December might be a good time for you. One of the advantages is that you can get some very good deals at this time of the year.

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