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

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

Perpignan is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively average coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 110706 people. The water temperature around Perpignan changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 11.2°C (52.2°F) in February up to 21°C (69.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Perpignan 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 Perpignan?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Perpignan is approximately:
20°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Perpignan. The nearest one is Canet plage, which is 7.3km (9.5miles) away from Perpignan. Click here for more information on Canet plage and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Perpignan are Collioure bay, which is ca 15.3km (9.5miles) away, and La Guillotine, located approximately 48.9km (30.4miles) from Perpignan.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are more beaches in close proximity to Perpignan. The nearest one is Canet-en-Roussillon, which is 5.8km (3.6miles) away from Perpignan. Another nice beach near Perpignan is Saint-Cyprien, which is ca 7.8km (4.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Perpignan?

The water temperature around Perpignan is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to approximately 11°C (52°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly 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 near Perpignan?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Perpignan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Perpignan...

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