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Albufeira water temperature
Albufeira ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.6

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Albufeira Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(The Algarve, Portugal)

Today's Albufeira sea temperature is 22.2 °C.

Statistics for 20 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 21.4 °C, range: 19.8 °C to 22.7 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 28 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (22 °C) warm too. Staying warm in the water won't be a problem in board-shorts, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Albufeira. 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.

Albufeira 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.

Albufeira sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 23°C (70 to 73°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their coldest on about the 20th of February, in the range 15 to 17°C (59 to 63°F). Albufeira sea temperatures are highest in mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest seasonal sea temperatures at Albufeira in mid to late 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 Albufeira 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 Albufeira. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.