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

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

Mqabba is a coastal city in Malta. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 2891 people. The water temperature around Mqabba varies significantly year round. 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 Mqabba 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 Mqabba?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Mqabba is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Mqabba. The closest one is Golden bay, which is just 9.2km (6.6miles) away from Mqabba. Click here for directions and for more information on Golden bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Mqabba are Mellieha bay, which is ca 10.6km (6.6miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located ca 18km (11.2miles) from Mqabba.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are several beautiful beaches close to Mqabba. The closest one is St Georges Bay, which is 3.7km (2.3miles) away from Mqabba. Another good beach near Mqabba is Pretty Bay, which is ca 3.8km (2.3miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Mqabba?

The water temperature around Mqabba 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 wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Mqabba. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to approximately 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 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 scuba diving and fishing near Mqabba?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Mqabba: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Mqabba...

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