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Belle Ile - Les Donnants water temperature
Belle Ile - Les Donnants ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.4

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Belle Ile – Les Donnants Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Morbihan – Brittany, France)

Today's Belle Ile - Les Donnants sea temperature is 8.8 °C.

Statistics for 21 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 11.2 °C, range: 10.0 °C to 12.5 °C

The water temperature (8 °C) at Belle Ile - Les Donnants is very cold. You will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Cloudy, with an effective air temperature of (5 °C), so feeling about the same in the water or out of it.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Belle Ile - Les Donnants. 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.

Belle Ile - Les Donnants 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.

Belle Ile - Les Donnants water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 21°C (63 to 70°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 11°C (50 to 52°F). The maximum Belle Ile - Les Donnants water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its minimum at the beginning of March, low water temperatures at Belle Ile - Les Donnants 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 Belle Ile - Les Donnants 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 Belle Ile - Les Donnants. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.