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Praia dos Aivados Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Portugal – Alentejo)

Today's Praia dos Aivados sea temperature is 15.1 °C.

Statistics for 15 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 17.1 °C, range: 16.4 °C to 17.9 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Praia dos Aivados is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (14 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

Portugal Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Portugal
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Portugal Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Portugal
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Praia dos Aivados. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Praia dos Aivados Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Praia dos Aivados sea water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their minimum on about the 24th of February, in the range 14 to 16°C (57 to 61°F). Praia dos Aivados sea water temperatures are maximum in mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The minimum seasonal sea water temperatures at Praia dos Aivados in the fourth week of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Praia dos Aivados can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Praia dos Aivados. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.