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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mellieha bay, Malta

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mellieha bay...

Mellieha bay is a surf spot in Malta. The water temperature around Mellieha bay changes dramatically during 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 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 late summer, since Mellieha bay 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 at Mellieha bay?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Mellieha bay is approximately:
16°C (60°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Mellieha bay. The closest one is Golden bay, which is just 2.5km (1.5miles) away from Mellieha bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Golden bay and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Mellieha bay is Gozo-Ramla Bay, which is 7.5km (4.6miles) away.

Are there nice beaches in close proximity to Mellieha bay?

Yes, there are other nice beaches near to Mellieha bay. The closest one is Anchor Bay, which is 1km (0.6miles) away from Mellieha bay. Another beach near Mellieha bay is Santa Maria Bay, which is approximately 1km (0.6miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Mellieha bay?

The water temperature at Mellieha bay 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 thin wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures cool down to nearly 15°C (58°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Mellieha bay?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Mellieha bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Mellieha bay...

Do you know what the the city Yimnon in Greece, the geo Geelvinck Fracture Zone , and Jenkins Seamount have in common with Mellieha bay? Click on the links to find out...