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

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

Moncarapacho is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 8545 people. The water temperature around Moncarapacho changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14.8°C (58.7°F) in January up to 19.9°C (67.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Moncarapacho 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 Moncarapacho?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Moncarapacho is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Moncarapacho. The closest one is Ilha do farol, which is 9.1km (5.7miles) away from Moncarapacho. Click here for directions and for more information on Ilha do farol and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Moncarapacho are Ilha de Tavira, which is roughly 9.2km (5.7miles) away, and Ilha Deserta, located approximately 9.9km (6.2miles) from Moncarapacho.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are other beautiful beaches in proximity to Moncarapacho. The closest one is Praia da Ilha de Tavira, which is 6.1km (3.8miles) away from Moncarapacho. Another good beach near Moncarapacho is Tavira, which is 8.5km (5.3miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Moncarapacho?

The water temperature around Moncarapacho is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Moncarapacho. Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Moncarapacho?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Moncarapacho: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Moncarapacho...

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