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

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

Ghaxaq is a coastal city in Malta. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 4375 people. The water temperature around Ghaxaq changes dramatically 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 shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Ghaxaq 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 Ghaxaq?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Ghaxaq is ca:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Ghaxaq?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Ghaxaq. The closest one is Golden bay, which is 11.4km (7.7miles) away from Ghaxaq. Click here for directions and for more information on Golden bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Ghaxaq are Mellieha bay, which is 12.4km (7.7miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located approximately 19.6km (12.2miles) from Ghaxaq.

Are there sandy beaches close to Ghaxaq?

There are several other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Ghaxaq. The closest one is St Georges Bay, which is 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Ghaxaq. Another gorgeous beach near Ghaxaq is Pretty Bay, which is 1.8km (1.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Ghaxaq?

The sea temperature around Ghaxaq 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 thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to 15°C (59°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ghaxaq?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during fall when temperatures reach 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Ghaxaq: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ghaxaq...

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