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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 15.1 °C.

Statistics for 21 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 15.2 °C, range: 14.3 °C to 16.3 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Imġiebaħ Bay (Selmun Bay) is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (13 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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 Surf-Forecast.com 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.