Algeria weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Algeria.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Algeria. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Algeria (Algiers) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Algeria weather overview

With the Western Sahara Desert covering over 80% of the country, Algeria is hot, hot, hot, particularly in the south and especially during its long summer.

Expect the unexpected here: sandstorms can be a flight-delaying nuisance in the south during the arid summer months, while the country's coastal towns pay tor the sea breezes they bask in by attracting the occasional fierce storm.

Southern Algeria comes into its own in the winter months when its oases attract hordes of sun worshippers. Rain in this region is very rare; indeed, Algeria, as a whole, has a low level of rainfall.

What to pack for Algeria weather

Take plenty of light cotton clothes but in winter be prepared to layer up for cold nights in the Sahara and the Atlas mountains. Nights are warmer on the coast.

Which is the hottest month in Algeria?

The hottest time of year in Algiers, Algeria is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Algeria?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Algiers, Algeria with 103mm on average. There are normally 11 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Algeria?

The sunniest time of year in Algiers, Algeria is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 78% of daylight hours; that's 11 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Algeria?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Algiers, Algeria in August when the water temperature reaches 25°C.

What is the time difference between Algeria and the UK?

The time difference between Algeria and the UK is GMT+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Algeria?

The main languages spoken in Algeria are Arabic and French.

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What is the currency in Algeria?

The currency in Algeria is the Algerian Dinar (DZD).

Which plugs are used in Algeria?

Algeria uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Algeria?

They drive on the right side of the road in Algeria.

Do you need a visa for Algeria?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Algeria.

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Compare Algeria weather with the USA

Below the Algeria weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Algeria (Algiers) and the USA (Washington).

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