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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Praia Formosa, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Praia Formosa...

Praia Formosa is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Praia Formosa has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 16.8°C (62.2°F) in March up to 22.9°C (73.2°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Praia Formosa 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 Praia Formosa?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Praia Formosa is approximately:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close to Praia Formosa?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Praia Formosa. The closest one is Porto da cruz, which is only 11.7km (8.4miles) away from Praia Formosa. Click here for directions and for more information on Porto da cruz and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Praia Formosa are Ponta Delgada, which is approximately 13.5km (8.4miles) away, and Jardim do mar, located 16.8km (10.4miles) from Praia Formosa.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are several other beautiful beaches close to Praia Formosa. The closest one is Madeira, which is only 8.5km (5.3miles) away from Praia Formosa. Another beach near Praia Formosa is Praia da Calheta, which is approximately 11.7km (7.3miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Praia Formosa?

The water temperature at Praia Formosa is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Praia Formosa. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to nearly 17°C (62°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Praia Formosa?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during February, March, and April. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions change during August, September, and October when water temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Praia Formosa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Praia Formosa...

Do you know what the the city Beychac-et-Caillau in France, the city San Isidro in Puerto Rico, and the city Bonarcado in Italy have in common with Praia Formosa? Click on the links to find out...