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

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

Leiria is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Leiria changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.3°C (55.9°F) in February up to 19.2°C (66.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Leiria 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 at Leiria?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Leiria is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Leiria. The closest one is Samouco, which is just 11.2km (7.5miles) away from Leiria. Click here for directions and for more information on Samouco and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Leiria are Sao Pedro de Moel, which is 12.1km (7.5miles) away, and Praia da Vieira, located 12.3km (7.6miles) from Leiria.

Are there any other beaches close to Leiria?

Yes, there are a few other nice beaches near to Leiria. The closest one is Praia da Nazaré, which is 15.4km (9.6miles) away from Leiria. Another gorgeous beach near Leiria is Nazaré, which is ca 17.3km (10.8miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Leiria?

The water temperature at Leiria is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Leiria. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to approximately 13°C (56°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Leiria?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Leiria: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Leiria...

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