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

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

Paola is a coastal city in Malta. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 9257 people. The water temperature around Paola changes dramatically 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 Paola 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 Paola?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Paola is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Paola. The closest one is Golden bay, which is 9.7km (6.5miles) away from Paola. Click here for more information on Golden bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Paola are Mellieha bay, which is approximately 10.5km (6.5miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located 17.7km (11miles) from Paola.

Are there beaches located close to Paola?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches in close proximity to Paola. The nearest one is St Georges Bay, which is only 3.4km (2.1miles) away from Paola. Another gorgeous beach near Paola is Pretty Bay, which is ca 3.7km (2.3miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Paola?

The water temperature around Paola 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 sensitive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Paola. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures cool down to nearly 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Paola?

Due to relatively large water 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 January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during fall when temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (70-79°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 Paola: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Paola...

Do you know what the the city Chiuppano in Italy, the city Asagi Irmaklar in Turkey, and the city Norena in Spain have in common with Paola? Click on the links to find out...