watertemperature.org logo2

Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cilaos, Reunion

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

Cilaos is a coastal city in Reunion. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 6225 people. The water temperature around Cilaos changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 23.3°C (74°F) in September up to 28.1°C (82.5°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Cilaos is located in the southern hemisphere.

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

What is the current water temperature near Cilaos?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Cilaos is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Cilaos. The nearest one is Saint Leu, which is only 12.3km (7.7miles) away from Cilaos. Click here for directions and for more information on Saint Leu and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Cilaos are La Tortue, which is 12.4km (7.7miles) away, and Kelonia la ferme corail, located approximately 12.6km (7.8miles) from Cilaos.

Are there beaches near by?

Not many beaches are in proximity to Cilaos. The closest decent beach is La Preneuse, which is 134.5km (83.5miles) away from Cilaos. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Flic en Flac, 136.2km (84.6miles) away from Cilaos.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Cilaos?

The average sea temperature around Cilaos is extremely warm, around 26°C (78°F), with only little variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Cilaos. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Cilaos can be very intense.

How is the diving and fishing near Cilaos?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very constant throughout the year. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 23 and 28°C (74-83°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Cilaos: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cilaos...

Do you know what the the island Aughinish in the Republic of Ireland, the geo Gullfaks C Oil Platform , and the city Pegolotte in the Italy have in common with Cilaos? Click on the links to find out...