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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Viana do castelo, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Viana do castelo...

Viana do castelo is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Viana do castelo changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.8°F) in January up to 18.4°C (65.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Viana do castelo 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 Viana do castelo?

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

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Viana do castelo. The closest one is Amorosa, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Viana do castelo. Click here for more information on Amorosa and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Viana do castelo is Ofir, which is roughly 9.9km (6.1miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are more beautiful beaches in close proximity to Viana do castelo. The nearest one is Praia do Cabedelo, which is 0.4km (0.2miles) away from Viana do castelo. Another fun beach near Viana do castelo is Praia do Cabedelo[1], which is approximately 0.4km (0.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Viana do castelo?

The water temperature at Viana do castelo is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Viana do castelo. However, during winter, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 12°C (54°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Viana do castelo?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when water temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Viana do castelo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Viana do castelo...

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