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

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

Gharb is a coastal city in Malta. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 971 people. The water temperature around Gharb has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 14.4°C (58°F) in February up to 25.3°C (77.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Gharb 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 Gharb?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Gharb is approximately:
25°C (78°F)

Are there surf spots close to Gharb?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Gharb. The nearest one is Gozo-Ramla Bay, which is only 4.2km (6.3miles) away from Gharb. Click here for more information on Gozo-Ramla Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Gharb are Mellieha bay, which is roughly 10.2km (6.3miles) away, and Golden bay, located 11.5km (7.1miles) from Gharb.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are some beaches in proximity to Gharb. The nearest one is Xlendi, which is 2.2km (1.3miles) away from Gharb. Another nice beach near Gharb is Marsalforn, which is 2.9km (1.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Gharb?

The water temperature around Gharb 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 top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of 14°C (58°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Gharb?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures reach 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Gharb: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Gharb...

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