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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Praia de Melides, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Praia de Melides...

Praia de Melides is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Praia de Melides varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14.3°C (57.8°F) in February up to 20.2°C (68.4°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Praia de Melides 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 de Melides?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Praia de Melides is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots near Praia de Melides?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Praia de Melides. The closest one is Aberta-A-Nova, which is only 2km (3.3miles) away from Praia de Melides. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Aberta-A-Nova and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Praia de Melides are Melides, which is approximately 5.3km (3.3miles) away, and Praia do PEGO, located ca 6.1km (3.8miles) from Praia de Melides.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches in proximity to Praia de Melides. The closest one is Praia da Galé, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Praia de Melides. Another fun beach near Praia de Melides is Grândola, which is approximately 11.3km (7miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Praia de Melides?

The water temperature at Praia de Melides is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 14°C (58°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold 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 close to Praia de Melides?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during fall when temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Praia de Melides: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Praia de Melides...

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