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

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

Avignon is a coastal city in France. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 89769 people. The water temperature around Avignon changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.5°C (52.6°F) in February up to 25°C (77°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Avignon 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 Avignon?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Avignon is approximately:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Avignon. A spot that might be worth checking out is Palavas les Flots, which is just 52.5km (51.3miles) away from Avignon. Click here for more information on Palavas les Flots and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Avignon are La Guillotine, which is ca 82.6km (51.3miles) away, and Canet plage, located ca 124.5km (77.4miles) from Avignon.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in proximity to Avignon. The closest decent beach is Bora Bora, which is more than 121.4km (75.4miles) away from Avignon. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Canet-en-Roussillon, roughly 125.4km (77.9miles) away from Avignon.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Avignon?

The water temperature around Avignon is warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to nearly 11°C (53°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Avignon?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (53-62°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Avignon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Avignon...

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