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

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

Macao is a coastal city in Portugal. The water temperature around Macao has slight variability year round. 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 Macao 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 Macao?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Macao is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Macao. A good spot nearby is Samouco, which is 56.3km (35miles) away from Macao. Click here for more information on Samouco and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Macao are Praia da Vieira, which is ca 56.3km (35miles) away, and Praia Paredes, located roughly 57km (35.4miles) from Macao.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Macao. A beach that might be worth checking out is Praia da Alagoa, which is 18km (11.2miles) away from Macao. Another beautiful beach near Macao is Leiria, which is 45.2km (28.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Macao?

The water temperature around Macao 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 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 . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to approximately 13°C (56°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Macao?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Macao: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Macao...

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