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

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

Palmela is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a fairly dense city close to the water with a population of 16934 people. The water temperature around Palmela has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.5°C (56.2°F) in January up to 19.6°C (67.2°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Palmela 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 Palmela?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Palmela is about:
16°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Palmela?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Palmela. The closest one is Troia, which is just 8.2km (8.7miles) away from Palmela. Click here for directions and for more information on Troia and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Palmela are Comporta, which is 14.1km (8.7miles) away, and Sesimbra, located 14.1km (8.7miles) from Palmela.

Are there gorgeous beaches near Palmela?

There are some other beautiful beaches near to Palmela. The closest one is Setúbal, which is only 3km (1.9miles) away from Palmela. Another beautiful beach near Palmela is Setúbal, which is approximately 3km (1.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Palmela?

The sea temperature around Palmela is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine 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 these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Palmela?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Palmela: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Palmela...

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