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

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

Safi is a coastal city in Malta. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 1863 people. The water temperature around Safi has a large variability 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 Safi 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 Safi?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Safi is approximately:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close to Safi?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Safi. The nearest one is Golden bay, which is only 10.6km (7.4miles) away from Safi. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Golden bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Safi are Mellieha bay, which is roughly 12km (7.4miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located roughly 19.4km (12miles) from Safi.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other beaches in proximity to Safi. The closest one is Pretty Bay, which is only 2.6km (1.6miles) away from Safi. Another nice beach near Safi is St Georges Bay, which is 2.6km (1.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Safi?

The water temperature around Safi 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 1mm top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to nearly 15°C (59°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Safi?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during fall when temperatures range from 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 Safi: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Safi...

Do you know what the the city Beuville in France, the city Anjala in Finland, and the city Fornovo di Taro in Italy have in common with Safi? Click on the links to find out...