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

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

Melides is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Melides changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.3°C (57.8°F) in February up to 20.2°C (68.4°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Melides 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 Melides?

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

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Melides. The nearest one is Aberta-A-Nova, which is 3.3km (2.1miles) away from Melides. Click here for directions and for more information on Aberta-A-Nova and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Melides is Praia do PEGO, which is roughly 11.3km (7miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Melides. The closest one is Praia de Melides, which is 5.3km (3.3miles) away from Melides. Another fun beach near Melides is Praia da Galé, which is approximately 5.3km (3.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Melides?

The sea temperature at Melides is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended 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 . However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 14°C (58°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Melides?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°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. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Melides: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Melides...

Do you know what the the city Amato in Italy, the city Bergeforsen in Sweden, and the city Cenes de la Vega in Spain have in common with Melides? Click on the links to find out...