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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Estreito da Calheta, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Estreito da Calheta...

Estreito da Calheta is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1630 people. The water temperature around Estreito da Calheta has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 16.8°C (62.2°F) in March up to 22.9°C (73.2°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Estreito da Calheta 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 Estreito da Calheta?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters close to Estreito da Calheta is approximately:
20°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Estreito da Calheta. The nearest one is Jardim do mar, which is just 1.5km (1.9miles) away from Estreito da Calheta. Click here for more information on Jardim do mar and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Estreito da Calheta are Paul do Mar, which is 3.1km (1.9miles) away, and Ponta Delgada, located 13.1km (8.1miles) from Estreito da Calheta.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches near to Estreito da Calheta. The nearest one is Praia da Calheta, which is only 3.7km (2.3miles) away from Estreito da Calheta. Another nice beach near Estreito da Calheta is Madeira, which is approximately 13.3km (8.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Estreito da Calheta?

The water temperature around Estreito da Calheta 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 ok without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Estreito da Calheta. Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to nearly 17°C (62°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Estreito da Calheta?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during February, March, and April. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Estreito da Calheta: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Estreito da Calheta...

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