Margidore (Elba) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's Margidore (Elba) sea temperature is 14.2 °C.
Statistics for 21 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 13.2 °C, range: 12.6 °C to 14.6 °C
The water temperature (14 °C) at Margidore (Elba) is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (11 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.
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 Margidore (Elba). 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.
Margidore (Elba) sea water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 28°C (72 to 82°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, at 13°C. Year round warm sea water temperatures at Margidore (Elba) 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. The coldest sea water temperatures at Margidore (Elba) at the beginning of March are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Margidore (Elba) 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 Margidore (Elba). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.