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

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

Braga is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Braga has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.8°F) in January up to 18.4°C (65.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Braga 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 at Braga?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Braga is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Braga?

There are not many surf spots close to Braga. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ofir, which is just 18.9km (13.4miles) away from Braga. Click here for directions and for more information on Ofir and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Braga are praia do rock, which is roughly 21.5km (13.4miles) away, and Azurara, located roughly 21.8km (13.6miles) from Braga.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are several other gorgeous beaches close to Braga. The closest one is Praia da Apúlia, which is only 18.3km (11.4miles) away from Braga. Another beautiful beach near Braga is Esposende, which is 18.3km (11.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Braga?

The sea temperature at Braga is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures reach lows of roughly 12°C (54°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Braga?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Braga: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Braga...

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