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

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

Cercal is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3772 people. The water temperature around Cercal changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.6°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66.1°F) in the month of June, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is early summer, since Cercal 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 Cercal?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Cercal is about:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Cercal. The closest one is Porto Covo, which is just 7.5km (5.6miles) away from Cercal. Click here for directions and for more information on Porto Covo and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Cercal are Vila Nova de Milfontes, which is 8.9km (5.6miles) away, and Praia da Vieirinha, located ca 9.2km (5.7miles) from Cercal.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Cercal?

Yes, there are more nice beaches close to Cercal. The closest one is Praia de São Torpes, which is 10.9km (6.8miles) away from Cercal. Another beautiful beach near Cercal is Sines, which is roughly 14.7km (9.1miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Cercal?

The water temperature around Cercal is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of May, June, and Jul. During this time, in the early summer, a 3/2 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 January, February, and March, temperatures come down to approximately 14°C (57°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Cercal?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Cercal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cercal...

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