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

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

Penela is a coastal city in Portugal. The water temperature around Penela has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.8°C (55.1°F) in January up to 19°C (66.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Penela 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 Penela?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Penela is approximately:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Penela. The next good one is Cova Gala, which is 26.3km (16.4miles) away from Penela. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Cova Gala and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Penela are Cabedelo, which is 26.4km (16.4miles) away, and Praia da leirosa, located approximately 27km (16.8miles) from Penela.

Are there beaches located close to Penela?

No, there are not many beaches near to Penela. A beach that might be worth checking out is Coimbra, which is just 11.8km (7.3miles) away from Penela. Another nice beach near Penela is Cantanhede, 24.3km (15.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Penela?

The water temperature around Penela is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures come down to 13°C (55°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Penela?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°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 change during summer when water temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Penela: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Penela...

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