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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ortona, Italy

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ortona...

Ortona is a coastal city in Italy. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 13327 people. The water temperature around Ortona has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.7°F) in February up to 24.4°C (76°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ortona is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Ortona?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Ortona is approximately:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Ortona. The next good one is Capo Vieste, which is roughly 93.1km (58.3miles) away from Ortona. Click here for directions and for more information on Capo Vieste and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ortona are Portonovo Ancona , which is ca 93.8km (58.3miles) away, and Saporetti, located approximately 102.2km (63.5miles) from Ortona.

Are there beaches located close to Ortona?

No, there are not many beaches near to Ortona. The closest decent beach is Sessa Aurunca, which is just 78.7km (48.9miles) away from Ortona. Another beautiful beach near Ortona is Cellole, which is ca 82.3km (51.1miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Ortona?

The water temperature around Ortona is warm, reaching up to 24°C (76°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or light top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Ortona. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to approximately 12°C (54°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ortona?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (67-76°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Ortona: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Ortona...

Do you know what the the city Arkhaia Korinthos in Greece, the geo Santos Plateau , and the city Ypaejae in Finland have in common with Ortona? Click on the links to find out...