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

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

Faro is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 41355 people. The water temperature around Faro varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.8°C (58.7°F) in January up to 19.9°C (67.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Faro 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 Faro?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Faro is ca:
18°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Faro. The closest one is Praia de Faro, which is just 3.6km (3miles) away from Faro. Click here to check out more information on Praia de Faro and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Faro are Ilha Deserta, which is roughly 4.9km (3miles) away, and Ilha do farol, located roughly 4.9km (3.1miles) from Faro.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are more beautiful beaches close to Faro. The nearest one is Faro Algarve, which is just 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Faro. Another beach near Faro is Vilamoura Beach, which is ca 10.8km (6.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Faro?

The sea temperature around Faro is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Faro. However, during winter, water temperatures drop down to 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Faro?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Faro: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Faro...

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