Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Malta, Malta
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Malta...
Malta is an island in Malta.
It is part of the Maltese islands island group.
The water temperature around Malta varies dramatically throughout the year.
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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Malta 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 Malta?
The current water temperature in the month of September near Malta is about:
Are there surf spots near Malta?
Yes, there are several surf spots close to Malta. The closest one is Golden bay, which is only 2.4km (1.5miles) away from Malta. Click here
for more information on Golden bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Malta are Mellieha bay
, which is 2.4km (1.5miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay
, located approximately 9.8km (6.1miles) from Malta.
Are there beautiful beaches close by?
Yes, there are several other beautiful beaches in proximity to Malta. The nearest one is Pwales Beach
, which is 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Malta. Another good beach near Malta is Mistra
, which is 0.9km (0.6miles) away.
What wetsuit is needed for Malta?
The water temperature around Malta 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 light top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to approximately 15°C (58°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.
How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Malta?
Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing 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 usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.
Directions to Malta: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
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