The most frequent wind is the Maestrale (north-west) that helps to make your days on the beach a little cooler; during the summer months the most frequent is the warmer Scirocco (south-east).
On the other hand the less frequent Libeccio (south-west) and Ponente (west) are less frequent but much stronger on these days and the sea can become quite rough
The crossings to and from the mainland are seldom cancelled because of bad weather, at the most once or twice a year during the winter months, but very rarely for a whole day.
The ice-cold Tramontana (north) and Grecale (north-east) hardly ever blow during the winter; fotunately, thanks to the conformation of the coastline, Elba is always sheltered, regardless of which wind is blowing.
|Maximum average temp.¹||15,3||11||14,8||19,6||21,7||26,3||29,5||30,3||26,8||22,8||17,9||15,1|
|Minimum average temp.¹||8,3||4,4||7,3||11||14,2||17,1||21||21,2||17,8||14,9||11,4||7,4|
|Average sea temp.³||14,0||13,1||13,7||16,2||19,8||23,3||26,2||27,6||25,4||21,8||19,0||16,0|
¹Data collected at the station in Portoferraio - Source SIR (Regional Hydrological Section) Tuscany
²Days with precipitation equal to or greater than 1 mm. Data collected at the station in Portoferraio - Source SIR Tuscany
³Data collected at the station in Marina di Campo - Source ISPRA (istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale)