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

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

Porto is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Porto changes moderately year round. 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 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 Porto 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 Porto?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Porto is approximately:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Porto. The nearest one is Matosinhos, which is just 3.4km (2.1miles) away from Porto. Click here for directions and for more information on Matosinhos and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Porto are Praia da Sereia, which is ca 3.4km (2.1miles) away, and Praia do aterro, located ca 5.7km (3.6miles) from Porto.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few gorgeous beaches close to Porto. The closest one is Vila Nova de Gaia, which is 2.5km (1.6miles) away from Porto. Another fun beach near Porto is Praia do Molhe, which is approximately 2.8km (1.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Porto?

The water temperature at Porto 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 several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during winter, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 12°C (53°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 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 near Porto?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Porto: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Porto...

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