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The weather this weeked

A hot and dry weekend is expected across the Algarve, with the highest temperatures in the east.

The skies will be clear on Saturday and on Sunday while the strong winds of the last week are set to drop, especially in the east where there will be very little wind.

The clear skies will mean that UV levels will be at a very high level of UV9 on Saturday and Sunday.

It is advised that special care be taken to avoid being in the sun between midday and 4pm and that people should use sun protection cream, wear hats and sunglasses and take care to avoid children becoming exposed to the sun.

The elevated temperatures also means that there is a very high fire risk all weekend, particularly in the west where higher wind speeds are also a contributing factor.

Saturday July 23

Faro: High: 26°C Low: 19°C Skies: Clear Wind: North westerly, moderate Ocean temp: 19°C Wave height: average 0.7m UV level: Very High (UV9).

Sagres: High: 22°C Low: 16°C Skies: Clear Wind: North westerly, moderate Ocean temp: 17°C Wave height: average 1.5m UV level: Very High (UV9)

Sunday July 23

Faro: High: 26°C Low: 19°C Skies: Clear Wind: South westerly, moderate Ocean temp: 19°C Wave height: average 0.6m UV level: Very High (UV9)

Sagres: High: 24°C Low: 16°C Skies: Clear Wind: North westerly, moderate Ocean temp: 17°C Wave height: average 1.2m UV level: Very High (UV9)

The week ahead

Faro: The weather is set to be hot and dry all week with clear skies predicted every day and no chance of rain. The wind will become changeable in direction but will remain week with average speeds of 11 kilometres per hour. Temperatures will be consistently high and much warmer than the weekend with Wednesday set to be the hottest day of the week with highs of 34°C predicted. Temperatures are to average highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C.

Sagres: Temperatures will be much the same as during the weekend with wind speeds dropping as the week develops. Temperatures will average highs of 21°C and lows of 19°C and there is no chance of rain all week.

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