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Jardim do Mar water temperature
Jardim do Mar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Jardim do Mar Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Madeira, Portugal)

Today's Jardim do Mar sea temperature is 20.4 °C.

Statistics for 16 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 19.6 °C, range: 18.6 °C to 20.8 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Jardim do Mar is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 17 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

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 Jardim do Mar. 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.

Jardim do Mar 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.

Jardim do Mar water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F) on around the 3rd of September and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 17 to 19°C (63 to 66°F). Jardim do Mar water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum at the start of September. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum seasonal water temperatures at Jardim do Mar at the beginning of March 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 Jardim do Mar 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 Jardim do Mar. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.