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

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

Ourique is a coastal city in Portugal. The water temperature around Ourique has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.4°C (56.1°F) in January up to 20.2°C (68.4°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Ourique 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 Ourique?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Ourique is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Ourique. A spot that might be worth checking out is Vila Nova de Milfontes, which is just 31.5km (19.9miles) away from Ourique. Click here to check out more information on Vila Nova de Milfontes and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Ourique are Zambujeira do Mar, which is 32.1km (19.9miles) away, and Porto Covo, located approximately 34km (21.1miles) from Ourique.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Ourique. The closest decent beach is Praia de Odeceixe Mar, which is 34.6km (21.5miles) away from Ourique. Another nice beach near Ourique is Praia de São Torpes, which is roughly 36.7km (22.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Ourique?

The water temperature around Ourique 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 required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during December, January, and February, temperatures come down to nearly 13°C (56°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 fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ourique?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during winter. 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 June, July, and August when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ourique: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ourique...

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