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Itaúna Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Today's Itaúna sea temperature is 28.0 °C.

Statistics for 02 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 25.9 °C, range: 23.9 °C to 27.4 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(28 °C) too at Itaúna, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Brazil Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Brazil
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 Itaúna. 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.

Itaúna 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.

Itauna water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 28°C (77 to 82°F) on around the 26th of February and are at their coldest on about the 20th of September, in the range 21 to 22°C (70 to 72°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Itauna climb to their warmest in the fourth week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Itauna water temperatures are coldest in mid to late September. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Itaúna 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 Itaúna. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.