Adria Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Adriatic – Italy)
- Weather State
- Spot Info
Today's Adria sea temperature is -1.2 °C.
Statistics for 31 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 20.3 °C,
range: 16.8 °C
to 22.7 °C
Sunny with deceptively warm air temperatures (windchill 22 °C) at Adria, yet the sea remains icy cold (-1 °C). Surfers will need a thick winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots.
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.
Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.