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

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

Alges is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 19327 people. The water temperature around Alges varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.5°C (56.2°F) in January up to 19.6°C (67.2°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Alges 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 Alges?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Alges is ca:
16°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Alges. The nearest one is Caxias, which is 2.6km (2.5miles) away from Alges. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Caxias and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Alges are Praia CDS, which is approximately 4.1km (2.5miles) away, and Praia do Barbas, located 4.3km (2.7miles) from Alges.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are more beaches in proximity to Alges. The closest one is Almada, which is just 3.9km (2.4miles) away from Alges. Another gorgeous beach near Alges is Costa da Caparica, which is ca 4km (2.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Alges?

The sea temperature around Alges is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during winter, sea temperatures come down to roughly 13°C (56°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Alges?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (58-67°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Alges: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Alges...

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