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Sanguessuga water temperature
Sanguessuga ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Sanguessuga Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Portugal – Alentejo)

Today's Sanguessuga sea temperature is 16.8 °C.

Statistics for 05 May (1981–2005) – mean: 16.7 °C, range: 15.6 °C to 18.2 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 21 °C) at Sanguessuga, yet the sea remains several degrees colder than the air. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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

Sanguessuga 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.

Sanguessuga water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 22°C (68 to 72°F) on around the 18th of August and are at their coldest on about the 19th of February, in the range 14 to 16°C (57 to 61°F). Sanguessuga water temperatures are highest in the third week of August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at Sanguessuga in the third 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 Sanguessuga 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 Sanguessuga. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.