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Ile Ste Marguerite Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cote d'Azur, France)

Today's Ile Ste Marguerite sea temperature is 21.6 °C.

Statistics for 19 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 19.0 °C, range: 17.4 °C to 20.7 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (21 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

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Map of current France
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
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Map of current France
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 Ile Ste Marguerite. 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.

Ile Ste Marguerite 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.

Ile Ste Marguerite sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 27°C (68 to 81°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, at 13°C. Ile Ste Marguerite sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest in mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum sea temperatures at Ile Ste Marguerite at the beginning of March are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

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