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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Vila Nova de Gaia...

Vila Nova de Gaia is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Vila Nova de Gaia has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11.8°C (53.2°F) in January up to 17.6°C (63.6°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 Vila Nova de Gaia 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 Vila Nova de Gaia?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Vila Nova de Gaia is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Vila Nova de Gaia. The closest one is Praia da Sereia, which is 2.9km (3.3miles) away from Vila Nova de Gaia. Click here to check out more information on Praia da Sereia and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Vila Nova de Gaia are Matosinhos, which is approximately 5.3km (3.3miles) away, and Praia do aterro, located 8km (5miles) from Vila Nova de Gaia.

Are there any other sandy beaches in proximity to Vila Nova de Gaia?

There are other nice beaches in close proximity to Vila Nova de Gaia. The nearest one is Porto, which is only 2.5km (1.6miles) away from Vila Nova de Gaia. Another good beach near Vila Nova de Gaia is Praia de Miramar, which is ca 4.4km (2.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Vila Nova de Gaia?

The sea temperature at Vila Nova de Gaia 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures come down to 12°C (53°F). During these months, 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 fine 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 hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Vila Nova de Gaia?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually 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 that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Vila Nova de Gaia: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Vila Nova de Gaia...

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