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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Arques, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Arques...

Arques is a coastal city in France. It is a fairly dense town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 9551 people. The water temperature around Arques has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.7°C (42.2°F) in January up to 19.3°C (66.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Arques is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Arques?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Arques is ca:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Arques. The next good one is Oye plage escardines, which is roughly 21.8km (14miles) away from Arques. Click here for directions and for more information on Oye plage escardines and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Arques are Dunkerque, which is approximately 22.6km (14miles) away, and Sangatte, located roughly 28.3km (17.6miles) from Arques.

Are there gorgeous beaches in proximity to Arques?

There are not many beaches near to Arques. The next good one is Ostend, which is just 42.9km (26.7miles) away from Arques. Another gorgeous beach near Arques is Bredene, approximately 45.2km (28miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Arques?

The sea temperature around Arques is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Arques. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, water temperatures come down to 6°C (42°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Arques?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Arques: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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