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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Anchor Bay, Malta

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Anchor Bay...

Anchor Bay is a beach in Malta. The water temperature around Anchor Bay varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in February up to 25.4°C (77.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Anchor Bay 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 at Anchor Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of November at Anchor Bay is approximately:
20°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Anchor Bay. The nearest one is Mellieha bay, which is just 1km (1.1miles) away from Anchor Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Mellieha bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Anchor Bay are Golden bay, which is roughly 1.8km (1.1miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located approximately 7.7km (4.8miles) from Anchor Bay.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few beaches near to Anchor Bay. The closest one is Paradise Bay, which is 1.7km (1miles) away from Anchor Bay. Another good beach near Anchor Bay is Santa Maria Bay, which is roughly 1.7km (1.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Anchor Bay?

The water temperature at Anchor Bay is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (78°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of roughly 15°C (58°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Anchor Bay?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures go up to 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Anchor Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Anchor Bay...

Do you know what the the city Zwevegem in Belgium, the city West Athens in United States, and the city Orendain in Spain have in common with Anchor Bay? Click on the links to find out...