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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saint-Joseph, Reunion

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint-Joseph...

Saint-Joseph is a coastal city in Reunion. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 33694 people. The water temperature around Saint-Joseph has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 23°C (73.5°F) in September up to 28.5°C (83.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Saint-Joseph is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Saint-Joseph?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters near Saint-Joseph is about:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Saint-Joseph. The closest one is Manapany, which is just 2.1km (5.9miles) away from Saint-Joseph. Click here to check out more information on Manapany and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Saint-Joseph are Le Jetty, St Pierre, which is approximately 9.4km (5.9miles) away, and Pointe du Diable, located approximately 11.2km (6.9miles) from Saint-Joseph.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Saint-Joseph?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Saint-Joseph. The next good beach is La Preneuse, which is almost 133.9km (83.2miles) away from Saint-Joseph. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Flic en Flac, ca 136.3km (84.7miles) away from Saint-Joseph.

What wetsuit do I need for Saint-Joseph?

The water temperature around Saint-Joseph is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (83°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Saint-Joseph. Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, water temperatures come down to nearly 23°C (73°F). In this season, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Saint-Joseph?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F) during August, September, and October. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during winter when sea temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (74-83°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Saint-Joseph: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Saint-Joseph...

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