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

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

Luqa is a coastal city in Malta. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 5053 people. The water temperature around Luqa has significant variability 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 graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Luqa 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 Luqa?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Luqa is approximately:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Luqa. The closest one is Golden bay, which is 9.7km (6.7miles) away from Luqa. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Golden bay and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Luqa are Mellieha bay, which is approximately 10.8km (6.7miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located approximately 18.1km (11.2miles) from Luqa.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are more beautiful beaches in close proximity to Luqa. The closest one is St Georges Bay, which is just 3.1km (1.9miles) away from Luqa. Another beautiful beach near Luqa is Pretty Bay, which is approximately 3.3km (2miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Luqa?

The water temperature around Luqa 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 light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Luqa. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 15°C (59°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 windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Luqa?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally 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 Luqa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Luqa...

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