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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near St Thomas Bay, Malta

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about St Thomas Bay...

St Thomas Bay is a beach in Malta. The water temperature around St Thomas Bay varies significantly throughout 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 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 St Thomas Bay 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 at St Thomas Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of July at St Thomas Bay is approximately:
24°C (75°F)

Are there surf spots close to St Thomas Bay?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to St Thomas Bay. The closest one is Golden bay, which is only 13.7km (9miles) away from St Thomas Bay. Click here to check out more information on Golden bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near St Thomas Bay are Mellieha bay, which is 14.4km (9miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located approximately 21.4km (13.3miles) from St Thomas Bay.

Are there any other beaches near St Thomas Bay?

Yes, there are some other nice beaches in proximity to St Thomas Bay. The nearest one is St Georges Bay, which is only 2.4km (1.5miles) away from St Thomas Bay. Another fun beach near St Thomas Bay is Pretty Bay, which is ca 2.8km (1.7miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for St Thomas Bay?

The water temperature at St Thomas Bay 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 fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to approximately 15°C (59°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to St Thomas Bay?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures go up to 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to St Thomas Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about St Thomas Bay...

Do you know what the the city Keneba in Gambia, the geo The Rampart , and the city Mount Vernon in United States have in common with St Thomas Bay? Click on the links to find out...