Adria Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Adriatic – Italy)
Today's Adria sea temperature is 13.7 °C.
Statistics for 29 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 12.5 °C, range: 10.9 °C to 14.3 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 21 °C) at Adria, yet the sea remains several degrees colder than the air. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.
Map of current Italy
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Italy
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Adria. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.
All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.
Adria sea temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 12°C (50 to 54°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Adria climb to their maximum in early to mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. At its lowest at the beginning of March, low sea temperatures at Adria are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Adria can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Adria. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.