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

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

Ovar is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Ovar changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.6°C (54.6°F) in February up to 17.8°C (64°F) in the month of September, 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 early fall, since Ovar 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 Ovar?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Ovar is approximately:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close to Ovar?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Ovar. The closest one is Furadouro, which is only 3km (2.9miles) away from Ovar. Click here for more information on Furadouro and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ovar are Maceda, which is roughly 4.7km (2.9miles) away, and Esmoriz, located ca 7.2km (4.5miles) from Ovar.

Are there any other beaches near Ovar?

Yes, there are some nice beaches in proximity to Ovar. The nearest one is Praia do Furadouro, which is 2.9km (1.8miles) away from Ovar. Another beach near Ovar is Praia das Quatro Águas, which is ca 6.9km (4.3miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Ovar?

The water temperature at Ovar is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Ovar. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures cool down to 13°C (55°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required 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 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 close to Ovar?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ovar: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Ovar...

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