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Pors Ar Ville Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Finistere – Brittany, France)

Today's Pors Ar Ville sea temperature is 17.8 °C.

Statistics for 10 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 17.9 °C, range: 16.0 °C to 19.4 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 26 °C once we account for air movement. In contrast the sea remains relatively cold (17 °C). Surfers should wear a spring or summer wetsuit though no doubt some would wear less neoprene on such a warm day, no matter what temperature the sea is.

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 Pors Ar Ville. 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.

Pors Ar Ville 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.

Pors Ar Ville sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 24th of February, in the range 8 to 11°C (46 to 52°F). The maximum seasonal sea temperatures at Pors Ar Ville in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its lowest in the fourth week of February, low sea temperatures at Pors Ar Ville 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 Pors Ar Ville 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 Pors Ar Ville. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.