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La Guillotine Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Languedoc-Roussillon, France)

Today's La Guillotine sea temperature is 24.0 °C.

Statistics for 27 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 20.4 °C, range: 18.7 °C to 22.6 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (24 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

France Sea Water Temperature

Map of current France
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
France Water Temperature Anomaly

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 La Guillotine. 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.

La Guillotine 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.

La Guillotine water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, at 12°C. La Guillotine water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the middle of August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest water temperatures at La Guillotine 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 La Guillotine 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 La Guillotine. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.