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

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

Lisbon is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Lisbon changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 13.5°C (56.2°F) in January up to 19.6°C (67.2°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Lisbon 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 Lisbon?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Lisbon is ca:
16°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Lisbon?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Lisbon. The nearest one is Caxias, which is only 7.6km (4.8miles) away from Lisbon. Click here for directions and for more information on Caxias and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Lisbon are Praia CDS, which is approximately 7.7km (4.8miles) away, and Costa da Caparica, located approximately 7.8km (4.9miles) from Lisbon.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are some gorgeous beaches in proximity to Lisbon. The closest one is Almada, which is 3.5km (2.1miles) away from Lisbon. Another beautiful beach near Lisbon is Costa da Caparica, which is roughly 7.4km (4.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Lisbon?

The sea temperature at Lisbon is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 13°C (56°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some 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 wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Lisbon?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during June, July, and August when water temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lisbon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Lisbon...

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