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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Alcanena, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Alcanena...

Alcanena is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a comparatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4408 people. The water temperature around Alcanena changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 13.3°C (55.9°F) in February up to 19.2°C (66.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Alcanena is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Alcanena?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Alcanena is approximately:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Alcanena. The closest decent spot is Praia do Norte, which is just 24.5km (16.3miles) away from Alcanena. Click here for directions and for more information on Praia do Norte and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Alcanena are Praia Paredes, which is approximately 26.2km (16.3miles) away, and Sao Pedro de Moel, located roughly 28.3km (17.6miles) from Alcanena.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Alcanena. The closest decent beach is Praia da Alagoa, which is only 18.6km (11.6miles) away from Alcanena. Another gorgeous beach near Alcanena is Leiria, which is approximately 21.4km (13.3miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Alcanena?

The water temperature around Alcanena is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Alcanena. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of approximately 13°C (56°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Alcanena?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Alcanena: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Alcanena...

Do you know what the the city Bulit in the Philippines, the city Litherland in the United Kingdom, and the city Dromiskin in the Ireland have in common with Alcanena? Click on the links to find out...