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

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

Graciosa is an island in Portugal. It is located in the Azores island group. The water temperature around Graciosa varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.4°C (57.9°F) in January up to 23.3°C (73.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Graciosa 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 Graciosa?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Graciosa is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Graciosa. A spot that might be worth checking out is Caldeira, which is just 29.6km (29.8miles) away from Graciosa. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Caldeira and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Graciosa are Baia das Quatro Ribeiras, which is roughly 48km (29.8miles) away, and Baixa da Vila Nova, located approximately 51km (31.7miles) from Graciosa.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other beaches close to Graciosa. The closest one is Praia do Puço, which is just 1.6km (1miles) away from Graciosa. Another gorgeous beach near Graciosa is Swimming Area of Carapacho, which is ca 3.8km (2.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Graciosa?

The water temperature around Graciosa is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or light top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Graciosa. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures come down to roughly 14°C (58°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Graciosa?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Graciosa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Graciosa...

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