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

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

Sines is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Sines has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.6°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66.1°F) in the month of June, 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 early summer, since Sines 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 Sines?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Sines is approximately:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots close to Sines?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Sines. The nearest one is Sanguessuga, which is 4.8km (3.4miles) away from Sines. Click here for directions and for more information on Sanguessuga and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sines are Burrinho, which is 5.4km (3.4miles) away, and Praia da Vieirinha, located 5.5km (3.4miles) from Sines.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other beaches in close proximity to Sines. The closest one is Praia de São Torpes, which is only 3.9km (2.4miles) away from Sines. Another beach near Sines is Praia de Melides, which is ca 17.7km (11miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Sines?

The water temperature at Sines is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of May, June, and Jul. During this time, in the early summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Sines. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Sines?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°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. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sines: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sines...

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