Varazze Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(West Coast of Italy)
- Weather State
- Spot Info
Today's Varazze sea temperature is 19.6 °C.
Statistics for 24 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 18.4 °C,
range: 15.0 °C
to 20.3 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 20 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Varazze. The majority of 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 Varazze. 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.
Varazze sea water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 27°C (72 to 81°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). Varazze sea water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest sea water temperatures at Varazze 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 Varazze 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 Varazze. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
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