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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near La Madeleine, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about La Madeleine...

La Madeleine is a coastal city in France. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 23572 people. The water temperature around La Madeleine has significant 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 La Madeleine 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 La Madeleine?

The current water temperature in the month of June near La Madeleine is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to La Madeleine. A good spot nearby is Nieuwpoort, which is roughly 38.1km (23.9miles) away from La Madeleine. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Nieuwpoort and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near La Madeleine are Westende, which is 38.4km (23.9miles) away, and Middelkerke, located ca 38.9km (24.2miles) from La Madeleine.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to La Madeleine. The next good one is Ostend, which is only 39.9km (24.8miles) away from La Madeleine. Another nice beach near La Madeleine is Bredene, which is 40.9km (25.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for La Madeleine?

The sea temperature around La Madeleine 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 required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around La Madeleine. However, during winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold 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 La Madeleine?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to La Madeleine: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about La Madeleine...

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