Weather at Adventure Sports Activity Holidays in France
The weather here in the South of France is hotter than most people realise. If you look at St.Tropez geographically it is out towards the tip of a southerly projection of the Mediterranean coast of France. It has a true Mediterranean climate and has statistically 3000 hours of sunshine a year. The air temperatures normally range between the late 20’s to early 30’s but can reach the 40’s. The sea temperatures range between the early and late 20’s. During the latter part of June 2002, we had air temps of 38° and sea temps of 24°….bliss.
The UK can have reasonable summers but, here in St. Tropez, we sometimes don’t see rain from Early May ’til late September.
The sea temperature in the UK never gets above 17° or 18°. Early season in the UK can be particularly cold and is one of the reasons why we now operate in the South of France. The sea temps can vary in the Mediterranean depending on how much wind stirs up the deeper, cooler waters. It ranges in the summer between 22 and 26 degrees so mostly we do not need wetsuits, only occasionally we use shorties.
During the summer, in the South of France, it is not unreasonable to expect hot , sunny days everyday.
But of course, as we all know, it can rain any time any where. Low season, April and October, can be a bit unpredictable.
The following is the local Golfe Infos website 5 day weather prediction
Check out the weather for yourselves. The sea temp in UK never gets above 17 or 18 degrees
St. Tropez Information and Weather Webpage
The following is a very good Animated Display of the weather forecast in Europe
The following are Met Office Links inc Satelite
Here is a Met Office Satellite Image, updated every 6 hours :- Met Office Satellite Weather Image
Here is a Met Office Animated Synoptic Chart :- Met Office Animated Synoptic Chart
Here is the Met Office forecast for St. Tropez :- St. Tropez weather forecast
This is the current weather chart
Get an animated display of the weather forecast including wind, rain, temperature and pressure on the link above