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

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

Horta is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 6572 people. The water temperature around Horta has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.9°C (58.8°F) in February up to 23.1°C (73.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Horta 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 Horta?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Horta. The next good one is Caldeira, which is just 34.9km (49.7miles) away from Horta. Click here for more information on Caldeira and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Horta are Baia das Quatro Ribeiras, which is 80km (49.7miles) away, and Baixa da Vila Nova, located ca 83km (51.6miles) from Horta.

Are there gorgeous beaches in proximity to Horta?

There are other nice beaches close to Horta. The nearest one is Beach of Praia do Almoxarife, which is only 1.8km (1.1miles) away from Horta. Another fun beach near Horta is Tidal pools of Feteira, which is roughly 2.4km (1.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Horta?

The sea temperature around Horta 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 thin top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 15°C (59°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Horta?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Horta: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Horta...

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