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

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

Oraison is a coastal city in France. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4399 people. The water temperature around Oraison has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.2°C (55.7°F) in March up to 23.4°C (74.2°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 Oraison 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 Oraison?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Oraison is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Oraison. The closest decent spot is Palavas les Flots, which is 102.8km (63.9miles) away from Oraison. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Palavas les Flots and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Albenga, which is ca 114.9km (71.4miles) away from Oraison. Another surfspot is Albenga, located roughly 114.9km (71.4miles) from Oraison.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Oraison. The closest decent beach is Bora Bora, which is 66.8km (41.5miles) away from Oraison. Another fun beach near Oraison is Ventimiglia, which is 84.7km (52.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Oraison?

The water temperature around Oraison is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures drop down to approximately 13°C (56°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Oraison?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Oraison: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Oraison...

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