Yachting season and weather in the Azores
The amplitude of the tides of 1.5 meters and the speed of currents of 0.5 knots indicate that this region is more suitable for experienced yachtsmen.
There is a mild climate in islands. Best time to travel to Azores islands — summer. It is not stuffy, but the heat felt. In autumn and winter, the nights are rather cold, and fogs are frequent. The Azores islands water temperature during the year changes significantly from 12 ° С to 25 ° С. It should also remember that the Azores anticyclone influences the Azores.
Santa Maria Island surprises with its weather. One side of the island is almost always in the sun, and rains are rare. On the other hand, the climate is more humid, with more clouds and precipitation. In the western islands, the weather during the day can change beyond recognition.
Water temperature in sailing season
Air temperature in sailing season
Wind speed in sailing season
10 - 20 knots
Weather forecast for yachting in the Azores
For information about weather conditions, use the following services:
pma.pt — Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere of Portugal;
accuweather.com — accurate weather data, satellite imagery, cloud cover;
weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;
windfinder — a service for tracking tradewinds Azores islands, viewing water and air temperatures.