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

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

Setúbal is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Setúbal has slight variability year round. The temperature ranges from 13.5°C (56.2°F) in January up to 19.6°C (67.2°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Setúbal 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 Setúbal?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Setúbal. The nearest one is Troia, which is just 5.2km (6.9miles) away from Setúbal. Click here to check out more information on Troia and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Setúbal are Comporta, which is roughly 11.1km (6.9miles) away, and Sesimbra, located roughly 13km (8.1miles) from Setúbal.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are more gorgeous beaches near to Setúbal. The nearest one is Setúbal, which is only 0km (0miles) away from Setúbal. Another nice beach near Setúbal is Praia da Figueirinha, which is approximately 6.3km (3.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Setúbal?

The water temperature at Setúbal is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, 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 surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, temperatures drop down to roughly 13°C (56°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Setúbal?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Setúbal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Setúbal...

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