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Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre water temperature
Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.8

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Ile de Noirmoutier – Barbatre Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Vendee, France)

Today's Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre sea temperature is 21.4 °C.

Statistics for 19 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 19.1 °C, range: 18.0 °C to 20.5 °C

The water temperature (21 °C) at Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 18 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre. 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 de Noirmoutier - Barbatre 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.

Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre sea water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 11°C (50 to 52°F). The maximum Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre sea water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its coldest at the beginning of March, low sea water temperatures at Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre 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 de Noirmoutier - Barbatre. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.