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Forte dei Marmi (Pontille) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(West Coast of Italy)

Today's Forte dei Marmi (Pontille) sea temperature is 13.0 °C.

Statistics for 07 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 13.0 °C, range: 11.9 °C to 13.7 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Forte dei Marmi (Pontille) is fairly cool. Despite the sun, a windchill factor of (8 °C) means that surfers will need a good quality spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood. Some surfers would wear gloves and boots.

Italy Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Italy
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Italy Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Italy
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 Forte dei Marmi (Pontille). 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.

Forte dei Marmi (Pontille) Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Forte dei Marmi (Pontille) sea water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 27°C (73 to 81°F) on around the 1st of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). Forte dei Marmi (Pontille) sea water temperatures are always warm reach their highest at the beginning of 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 Forte dei Marmi (Pontille) 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 Forte dei Marmi (Pontille) 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 Forte dei Marmi (Pontille). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.