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

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

Penafiel is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 8065 people. The water temperature around Penafiel has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.8°C (53.2°F) in January up to 17.6°C (63.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Penafiel 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 Penafiel?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around Penafiel is ca:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Penafiel. A spot that might be worth checking out is Praia da Sereia, which is roughly 20.9km (13.3miles) away from Penafiel. Click here for directions and for more information on Praia da Sereia and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Penafiel are Matosinhos, which is roughly 21.4km (13.3miles) away, and Praia do aterro, located roughly 22.5km (14miles) from Penafiel.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are more beaches near to Penafiel. The closest one is Vila Nova de Gaia, which is only 18.1km (11.2miles) away from Penafiel. Another beautiful beach near Penafiel is Porto, which is roughly 18.3km (11.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Penafiel?

The sea temperature around Penafiel 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Penafiel. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures come down to 12°C (53°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Penafiel?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during fall when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Penafiel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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