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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Deserta Grande, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Deserta Grande...

Deserta Grande is an island in Portugal. It is one of the islands of the Madeira Islands island group. The water temperature around Deserta Grande varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 17°C (62.6°F) in April up to 22.5°C (72.5°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Deserta Grande 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 Deserta Grande?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Deserta Grande is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Deserta Grande. A spot, which is not too far away, is Porto da cruz, which is roughly 24.8km (21.8miles) away from Deserta Grande. Click here to check out more information on Porto da cruz and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Deserta Grande are Ponta Delgada, which is ca 35.1km (21.8miles) away, and Jardim do mar, located ca 43.5km (27miles) from Deserta Grande.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Deserta Grande. The next good one is Praia Formosa, which is 26.8km (16.7miles) away from Deserta Grande. Another good beach near Deserta Grande is Madeira, which is 30.8km (19.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Deserta Grande?

The sea temperature around Deserta Grande is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during spring, water temperatures come down to roughly 17°C (63°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Deserta Grande?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during fall when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Deserta Grande: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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