The climate of Bellaria Igea Marina is influenced by the Mediterranean climate and the most continental one of the Po Valley, with aspects of both, presenting characteristics that vary from the temperate climate to the sublittoral temperate sub continental climate.
Summers are generally hot; thanks to the frequent sea breezes from the eastern quadrants during the day the maximum temperatures hardly exceed 33 degrees. The humidity sometimes presents high rates except in the south-west wind, winds such as the Garbino or the Libeccio characterized by temperatures that can reach even 38-40 degrees, but with very low humidity rates.
The summer season has an average of around 150 mm of precipitation, generally in the form of sometimes violent storms.
Winter is the worst season of rainfall, cold and wet. In fact there are more than forty days with minimum temperatures below 0 degrees. The average annual snow accumulation is about 10 cm (this figure is remarkable as it is one of the highest of all the coastal areas of Italy and Entire Mediterranean), although it is much lower than in the ’60s when there were frequent and intense phenomena that resulted in average accumulations of 35/40 cm per winter. It remains in the mamoria of the Bellariesi as “the winter of the snow” that of 1962/1963 which was the snowiest since the beginning of the surveys, where they recorded 103 cm of total accumulation.
Fog is a frequent phenomenon but it is not as dense and persistent as it happens in the Po Valley. The influence of the sea is felt by keeping the temperatures at 2 or 3 degrees more than other cities in the Romagnolo hinterland. The Garbino can blow even in winter causing significant increases in temperature.
Autumn and spring are seasons of passage and are often characterized as the simple continuation of the previous season or an advance of the future.
Bellaria Igea Marina is rather windy and crossed by all winds. The most frequent wind occurs in summer in the form of a sea breeze. The coldest wind, which is also the only one able to bring the snow on the coast, is the Ponente that in winter collects the cold accumulated in the “Padano basin” and leads it to the sea.
The rainfall is distributed throughout the year records its maximum in the autumn season, the minimum in winter.
Spring has a rainfall of around 160-180 mm.
Every autumn the beach is prepared to counter the erosion caused mainly by winter storms. To do this, collect as much sand as possible and accumulate it away from the water’s edge. Thus, dunes are formed.
In spring the opposite operation takes place; one works to redistribute the sand accumulated in the dune on the beach. In these images, a phase of sand drafting.
Weather conditions from 8 to 14 May 2012.
You can see the recently worked sand with the scraper. The sand, previously piled up as a kind of dune away from the water’s edge, has been flattened by the bulldozer. Then he will touch the lifeguard, with a hard work, go over with the motor-driven vallo and then by hand, with the rake, the whole beach to make the sand golden and fine.
People who are seen in the water during the day are dedicated to the gathering of clams and torches (Solen marginatus).
At minute 2:00 we see that the lifeguard has already placed two rows of tables.
The next day we thought the sea to spread the sand! The night of May 13 began a storm that lasted until the early afternoon of 14. We got used to it, the storms have always been there and always will be there.
May 2018. The beach is ready to welcome the first tourists.