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Imġiebaħ Bay (Selmun Bay) water temperature

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Imġiebaħ Bay (Selmun Bay) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Malta – Mediterranean)

Today's Imġiebaħ Bay (Selmun Bay) sea temperature is 24.8 °C.

Statistics for 18 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 25.0 °C, range: 24.2 °C to 27.5 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 26 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (24 °C) warm too. Staying warm in the water won't be a problem in board-shorts, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

Malta Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Malta
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Malta Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Malta
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Imġiebaħ Bay (Selmun Bay). This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Imġiebaħ Bay (Selmun Bay) Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Imġiebaħ Bay (Selmun Bay) can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Imġiebaħ Bay (Selmun Bay). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.


FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.