Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Xaghra, Malta
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Xaghra...
Xaghra is a coastal city in Malta.
It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 3680 people.
The water temperature around Xaghra changes dramatically year round.
The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in February up to 25.4°C (77.8°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Xaghra 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 Xaghra?
The current water temperature in the month of May near Xaghra is approximately:
Are there surf spots close by?
Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Xaghra. The nearest one is Gozo-Ramla Bay, which is 1.3km (4.6miles) away from Xaghra. Click here
for more information on Gozo-Ramla Bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Xaghra are Mellieha bay
, which is ca 7.5km (4.6miles) away, and Golden bay
, located roughly 9.1km (5.7miles) from Xaghra.
Are there beaches close by?
Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Xaghra. The nearest one is Ramla Bay
, which is only 1.3km (0.8miles) away from Xaghra. Another gorgeous beach near Xaghra is Marsalforn
, which is 1.6km (1miles) away.
What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Xaghra?
The water temperature around Xaghra is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (78°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Xaghra. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of approximately 15°C (58°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.
How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Xaghra?
Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.
Directions to Xaghra: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Interesting facts about Xaghra...
Do you know what the the city Konigshugel
in Germany, the city Grove
in United Kingdom, and the city Fortaleny
in Spain have in common with Xaghra? Click on the links to find out...