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

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

Rato is an island in Portugal. It is one of the islands of the Estremadura islands island group. The water temperature around Rato varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.6°C (54.6°F) in February up to 17.8°C (64°F) in the month of September, 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 early fall, since Rato 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 Rato?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Rato is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Rato. The nearest one is Furadouro, which is 8.4km (6.4miles) away from Rato. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Furadouro and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Rato are Praia da Barra, which is 10.3km (6.4miles) away, and Maceda, located approximately 11.5km (7.1miles) from Rato.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are a few other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Rato. The closest one is Praia das Quatro Águas, which is just 1.2km (0.8miles) away from Rato. Another beautiful beach near Rato is Ovar, which is roughly 7.2km (4.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Rato?

The sea temperature around Rato 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 recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to nearly 13°C (55°F). During this season, a 3-4mm 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 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Rato?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during August, September, and October when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rato: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Rato...

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