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

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

Mindelo is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Mindelo has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.9°C (55.2°F) in January up to 19.2°C (66.6°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Mindelo 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 Mindelo?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Mindelo is approximately:
15°C (58°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Mindelo. The nearest one is Azurara, which is just 2.2km (1.4miles) away from Mindelo. Click here for more information on Azurara and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Mindelo is praia do rock, which is 3.4km (2.1miles) away.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches near to Mindelo. The nearest one is Praia de Labruge, which is only 2.3km (1.5miles) away from Mindelo. Another good beach near Mindelo is Vila do Conde, which is 3.1km (1.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Mindelo?

The water temperature at Mindelo 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required 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 diving at Mindelo. However, during winter, water temperatures drop down to nearly 13°C (55°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy 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 near Mindelo?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Mindelo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Mindelo...

Do you know what the the city Bleadon in United Kingdom, the city Ballynahinch in United Kingdom, and the city Minervino di Lecce in Italy have in common with Mindelo? Click on the links to find out...