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

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

Sintra is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a fairly dense town close to the water with a population of 26193 people. The water temperature around Sintra has moderate variability during the year. 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 interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Sintra 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 Sintra?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Sintra is ca:
15°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Sintra?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Sintra. The nearest one is Praia Pequena, which is 5.3km (3.4miles) away from Sintra. Click here to check out more information on Praia Pequena and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Sintra are Praia Grande, which is ca 5.5km (3.4miles) away, and Adraga, located 5.8km (3.6miles) from Sintra.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are several other beaches in proximity to Sintra. The nearest one is Sintra, which is only 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Sintra. Another beautiful beach near Sintra is Praia do Penedo, which is roughly 4.1km (2.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Sintra?

The sea temperature around Sintra 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 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 around Sintra. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, water temperatures drop down to approximately 13°C (56°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok 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 diving and fishing close to Sintra?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer 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 Sintra: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sintra...

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