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

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

Vila Nova de Milfontes is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Vila Nova de Milfontes changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.4°C (56.1°F) in January up to 20.2°C (68.4°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Vila Nova de Milfontes 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 Milfontes?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Vila Nova de Milfontes is approximately:
18°C (65°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Vila Nova de Milfontes?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Vila Nova de Milfontes. The closest one is Porto Covo, which is 9.3km (5.7miles) away from Vila Nova de Milfontes. Click here for directions and for more information on Porto Covo and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Vila Nova de Milfontes is Praia da Vieirinha, which is roughly 12km (7.5miles) away.

Are there beaches near Vila Nova de Milfontes?

Yes, there are some other nice beaches in close proximity to Vila Nova de Milfontes. The closest one is Praia de São Torpes, which is 14km (8.7miles) away from Vila Nova de Milfontes. Another good beach near Vila Nova de Milfontes is Sines, which is approximately 16.7km (10.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Vila Nova de Milfontes?

The water temperature at Vila Nova de Milfontes is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°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 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 . However, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 13°C (56°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Vila Nova de Milfontes?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot 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. The conditions change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

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

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Vila Nova de Milfontes...

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