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

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

Roussillon is a coastal city in France. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1254 people. The water temperature around Roussillon changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11.5°C (52.6°F) in February up to 25°C (77°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 Roussillon 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 Roussillon?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters close to Roussillon is approximately:
22°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Roussillon. A good spot nearby is Palavas les Flots, which is almost 72.8km (45.2miles) away from Roussillon. Click here for directions and for more information on Palavas les Flots and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Canet plage, which is ca 141.4km (87.8miles) away from Roussillon. Another fun surfspot is Canet plage, located roughly 141.4km (87.8miles) from Roussillon.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are in close proximity to Roussillon. The closest decent one is Bora Bora, which is more than 97km (60.2miles) away from Roussillon. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Ventimiglia, which is roughly 115.6km (71.8miles) away from Roussillon.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Roussillon?

The water temperature around Roussillon is warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to nearly 11°C (53°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Roussillon?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (53-62°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 reach 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Roussillon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Roussillon...

Do you know what the the city Zaros in Greece, the city Mazan in France, and the city Queen Victoria in Mauritius have in common with Roussillon? Click on the links to find out...