Torami Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Japan – Kanagawa and Chiba)
Today's Torami sea temperature is 20.9 °C.
Statistics for 24 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 21.1 °C,
range: 19.1 °C
to 23.7 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 22 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (20 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or bette still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.
Map of current Japan
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Japan
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Torami. 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.
Torami water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 28°C (77 to 82°F) on around the 12th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 15 to 17°C (59 to 63°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Torami climb to their highest in the second week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum seasonal water temperatures at Torami at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Torami 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 Torami. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated that a magnitude 8.2 Earthquake beneath the Sea of Okhosk did not generate a destructive Tsunami. However, we suggest that local interests also listen for statements from the Japan Meteorological Agency, located much closer to the source.