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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Póvoa de Varzim...

Póvoa de Varzim is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Póvoa de Varzim has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.9°C (55.2°F) in January up to 19.2°C (66.6°F) in the month of July, 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 summer, since Póvoa de Varzim 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 Póvoa de Varzim?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Póvoa de Varzim is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Póvoa de Varzim. The closest one is praia do rock, which is just 1.7km (1.9miles) away from Póvoa de Varzim. Click here to check out more information on praia do rock and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Póvoa de Varzim are Azurara, which is roughly 3km (1.9miles) away, and Mindelo, located approximately 5.2km (3.2miles) from Póvoa de Varzim.

Are there any other beaches close to Póvoa de Varzim?

Yes, there are a few other nice beaches near to Póvoa de Varzim. The nearest one is Praia do Carvalhido, which is only 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Póvoa de Varzim. Another nice beach near Póvoa de Varzim is Lagoa Beach, which is roughly 1km (0.6miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Póvoa de Varzim?

The water temperature at Póvoa de Varzim is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°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 feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Póvoa de Varzim. Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures come down to approximately 13°C (55°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Póvoa de Varzim?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Póvoa de Varzim: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Póvoa de Varzim...

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