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

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

Sliema is a coastal city in Malta. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 11318 people. The water temperature around Sliema varies 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 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 Sliema 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 Sliema?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters near Sliema is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Sliema. The nearest one is Golden bay, which is just 9km (5.7miles) away from Sliema. Click here for directions and for more information on Golden bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sliema are Mellieha bay, which is approximately 9.2km (5.7miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located ca 16km (9.9miles) from Sliema.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches near to Sliema. The closest one is St Thomas Bay, which is 5.5km (3.4miles) away from Sliema. Another fun beach near Sliema is St Georges Bay, which is ca 5.8km (3.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Sliema?

The water temperature around Sliema 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 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 Sliema. However, during late winter, water temperatures cool down to roughly 15°C (59°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sliema?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary 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 change during August, September, and October when temperatures go up to 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Sliema: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sliema...

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