Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Adriatic – Italy)
Today's Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's) sea temperature is 11.6 °C.
Statistics for 26 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 11.3 °C, range: 9.5 °C to 13.0 °C
The water temperature (11 °C) at Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's) is quite cold. If the sun shines as forecast, it should feel warm enough to get away with a good sealed spring wetsuit but you won't overheat in a winter wetsuit, gloves boots and a hood. Effective windchill factor of (14 °C).
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 Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's). 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.
Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's) water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 30th of July and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 9 to 11°C (48 to 52°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's) climb to their highest at the tail of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. At its coldest at the beginning of March, low water temperatures at Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's) 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 Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's) 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 Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.