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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Balzan, Malta

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

Balzan is a coastal city in Malta. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 3240 people. The water temperature around Balzan changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.9°C (58.9°F) in February up to 26.1°C (79°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Balzan 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 Balzan?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters near Balzan is about:
23°C (73°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Balzan. The nearest one is Golden bay, which is 6.7km (4.6miles) away from Balzan. Click here for more information on Golden bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Balzan are Mellieha bay, which is ca 7.4km (4.6miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located ca 14.7km (9.1miles) from Balzan.

Are there beaches near by?

There are several beaches in close proximity to Balzan. The nearest one is St Pauls Bay, which is 4.5km (2.8miles) away from Balzan. Another beach near Balzan is Pwales Beach, which is 5.1km (3.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Balzan?

The sea temperature around Balzan is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Balzan. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to 15°C (59°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Balzan?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during fall when temperatures reach 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Balzan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Balzan...

Do you know what the the city Juan Santiago in the Dominican Republic, the city Vithkuq in the Albania, and the city San Pietro di Carida in the Italy have in common with Balzan? Click on the links to find out...