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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sicily-Malta Escarpment

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sicily-Malta Escarpment...

Sicily-Malta Escarpment is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Sicily-Malta Escarpment changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.5°C (58.1°F) in March up to 25.8°C (78.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sicily-Malta Escarpment 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 Sicily-Malta Escarpment?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters close to Sicily-Malta Escarpment is approximately:
25°C (77°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Sicily-Malta Escarpment. The next good one is Playa Sicily, which is just 72.3km (48.4miles) away from Sicily-Malta Escarpment. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Playa Sicily and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sicily-Malta Escarpment are Mellieha bay, which is approximately 78km (48.4miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located 78.7km (48.9miles) from Sicily-Malta Escarpment.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Sicily-Malta Escarpment?

No, there are not many beaches near to Sicily-Malta Escarpment. The closest decent beach is Marina di Ragusa, which is just 60.3km (37.5miles) away from Sicily-Malta Escarpment. Another fun beach near Sicily-Malta Escarpment is St Thomas Bay, ca 72.5km (45miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Sicily-Malta Escarpment?

The water temperature at Sicily-Malta Escarpment is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (78°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Sicily-Malta Escarpment. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to nearly 14°C (58°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sicily-Malta Escarpment?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (69-78°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 Sicily-Malta Escarpment: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sicily-Malta Escarpment...

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