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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Lucija, Malta

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santa Lucija...

Santa Lucija is a coastal city in Malta. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3760 people. The water temperature around Santa Lucija varies dramatically during the year. 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Santa Lucija 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 Santa Lucija?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters near Santa Lucija is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Santa Lucija. The nearest one is Golden bay, which is only 10.5km (7.1miles) away from Santa Lucija. Click here for more information on Golden bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Santa Lucija are Mellieha bay, which is ca 11.4km (7.1miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located ca 18.6km (11.5miles) from Santa Lucija.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few beaches close to Santa Lucija. The nearest one is St Georges Bay, which is 2.5km (1.6miles) away from Santa Lucija. Another good beach near Santa Lucija is Pretty Bay, which is 2.9km (1.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Santa Lucija?

The water temperature around Santa Lucija 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 sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Santa Lucija. However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Santa Lucija?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during 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 winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during fall when water temperatures reach 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Santa Lucija: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Santa Lucija...

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