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

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

Lourinhã is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Lourinhã changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14°C (57.2°F) in February up to 20°C (68°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 Lourinhã 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 Lourinhã?

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

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Lourinhã. The nearest one is Praia da Areia Branca, which is 2km (3.8miles) away from Lourinhã. Click here for more information on Praia da Areia Branca and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Lourinhã are Porto Batel, which is approximately 6.1km (3.8miles) away, and Mini pipe, located ca 6.3km (3.9miles) from Lourinhã.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Lourinhã. The nearest one is Praia da Peralta, which is 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Lourinhã. Another beach near Lourinhã is Praia de Porto das Barcas, which is 1.8km (1.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Lourinhã?

The water temperature at Lourinhã is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°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 a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Lourinhã. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good 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 scuba diving and fishing close to Lourinhã?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lourinhã: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Lourinhã...

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