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San Miguel - Baixa de Viola water temperature
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San Miguel – Baixa de Viola Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(The Azores, Portugal)

Today's San Miguel - Baixa de Viola sea temperature is 22.4 °C.

Statistics for 14 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 23.6 °C, range: 22.2 °C to 24.7 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 24 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (22 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit 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)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for San Miguel - Baixa de Viola. 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.

San Miguel - Baixa de Viola Water Temperature Graph

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

San Miguel - Baixa de Viola water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their coldest on about the 28th of February, in the range 15 to 17°C (59 to 63°F). San Miguel - Baixa de Viola water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at San Miguel - Baixa de Viola 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 San Miguel - Baixa de Viola 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 San Miguel - Baixa de Viola. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.