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

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

Illies is a coastal city in France. It is a fairly dense city close to the water with a population of 1281 people. The water temperature around Illies has a large variability year round. 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Illies 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 Illies?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Illies is about:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Illies?

There are not many surf spots close to Illies. A spot, which is not too far away, is Dunkerque, which is about 39.9km (25.1miles) away from Illies. Click here to check out more information on Dunkerque and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Illies are Nieuwpoort, which is 40.5km (25.1miles) away, and Westende, located ca 41.9km (26miles) from Illies.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Illies. A good beach nearby is Ostend, which is 45.4km (28.2miles) away from Illies. Another fun beach near Illies is Bredene, ca 46.9km (29.1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Illies?

The sea temperature around Illies 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Illies. Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures cool down to 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Illies?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Illies: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Illies...

Do you know what the the city La Palma in Panama, the city Dampier in Australia, and the city Bassens in France have in common with Illies? Click on the links to find out...