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

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

Povoa de Varzim is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 29044 people. The water temperature around Povoa de Varzim changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.7°C (54.8°F) in February up to 19.2°C (66.6°F) in the month of July, 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 summer, since Povoa 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 near Povoa de Varzim?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters around Povoa de Varzim is ca:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Povoa de Varzim. The closest one is praia do rock, which is just 2km (2miles) away from Povoa de Varzim. Click here for more information on praia do rock and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Povoa de Varzim are Azurara, which is 3.2km (2miles) away, and Mindelo, located roughly 5.4km (3.4miles) from Povoa de Varzim.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Povoa de Varzim?

There are more nice beaches near to Povoa de Varzim. The nearest one is Póvoa de Varzim, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Povoa de Varzim. Another beautiful beach near Povoa de Varzim is Praia do Carvalhido, which is approximately 0.4km (0.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Povoa de Varzim?

The sea temperature around Povoa 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 be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to approximately 13°C (55°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required 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 recommended to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Povoa de Varzim?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

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

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Povoa de Varzim...

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