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Fecamp Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Normandy, France)

Today's Fecamp sea temperature is 10.1 °C.

Statistics for 18 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 10.4 °C, range: 9.2 °C to 11.5 °C

The water temperature (10 °C) at Fecamp is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 5 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (5 °C).

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Surface Water Temperatures
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France Water Temperature Anomaly

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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 Fecamp. 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.

Fecamp 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.

Fecamp water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 7 to 8°C (45 to 46°F). The maximum seasonal water temperatures at Fecamp in the middle of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest water temperatures at Fecamp mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here at the beginning of March.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Fecamp 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 Fecamp. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.