Malta Weather

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A breakdown of Malta Weather Seasons

Date Last Updated: 7th November 2019

Malta weather can be unpredictable since on one day you can have a rainy day and on another a beautiful sunny hot day.

Due to our islands being surrounded by water, our climate is very warm but also humid throughout the whole year.

You can expect mostly warm weather so visiting our island anytime during the year is delightful.

Here is a quick peek of Malta weather forecast for the next 7 days.

MALTA WEATHER
Weather in Malta - Seasons in Malta
Weather in Malta - Seasons in Malta

Tourists often ask us: "When is the best time to visit Malta?"

- The perfect timing is all year round. It seems that people look for the magical moment when they can visit these islands.

- The Malta weather page is split up into the four seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. We answer your queries, when it is not too hot or not too cold or when there are not too much crowds.

December, January, February, March
December, January, February, March

- These months are surely the coldest the lowest being February.

- Malta weather Average highest is 16°C to 18°C (61°F to 64°F) and the lowest 10°C to 12°C (50°F to 54°F).

- Daylight hours varies from 5.2 to 7.3 hours during the day.

- Average rainfall for these months 77mm varying from 38mm in March to 108mm in December.

- During these months winds can reach gale force strength with bad rainy days.

- As a normal guide line during these months many days could be cloudy with wind but days can be very clear with hot sunny days.

- In the shade it will be cold especially if it is windy and cloudy, even on sunny days.

People walking in and out of Valletta

What to expect in these months:

- Winter sales start just after Christmas day and extend into January.
- Some schools have carnival holidays always on Monday and Tuesday as carnival holidays.
- Carnival time always comes in February.
- Least tourist arrivals are in the period between January to March.
- Rates for airfares and hotel are at the lowest level.
- Fees for museums and tourist attractions remain the same throughout the year.
- During carnival time there is a fair increase in tourist. This is also evident during Holy week with Easter.

Christmas time – A special time in Malta 

- Pantomimes start just before Christmas day.
- The Maltese attend to the annual Christmas eve Church functions.

Malta weather summary for the following months:

- December - Cold weather, with clear days
- January - Cold and rainy...weather can turn to warm
- February - Very cold, rainy and windy...but expect some nice sunny days
- March - Coolish...start to see a change in weather...days start to grow longer

April, May, mid-June
April, May, mid-June

- During these months the temperature starts to get warmer and hours start to increase.

- Average highest is 20°C to 28°C (68°F to 82°F) and the lowest 13°C to 20°C (55°F to 68°F).

- Daylight hours varies from 8.5 to 11.2 hours during the day.

- Average rainfall for these months 20mm varying from 26mm in April and 5mm in June.

- The countryside is all green with flowers ideal for walks.

- As soon as the wind dies down, it might be perfect for a picnic, during April, after all.

- During these months the heat although fairly high will not bother you that much and is very pleasant.

- Sunbathing is bearable but creams are always recommended and no sunbathing during the worst hours of the day

After a heavy rainfall the countryside around Rabat Malta

What to expect in these months:

- Tourist arrivals increase from the winter period in the period between April to May to reach their peak during summer.
- School holidays for the Easter period last around two weeks.
- Ideal picnic months before the weather starts getting too hot. As soon as the sun descends you will need a t-shirt or a light jacket.
- You can see the Maltese sunbathing at the beaches but mostly at Golden bay, Ghadira bay at Mellieha and Paradise bay.
- Tourists demand increase even more as they usually come from colder countries.

A generic summary of Malta weather during these months:

- Malta weather April - A little fresh...the start of spring...perfect for country walks
- May - Mild hot weather arrives...outdoor activities begin
- June - "Just about right"...humid and warm

Mid-June, July, August & mid-September
Mid-June, July, August & mid-September

- The weather is already very hot. From June to July it gears up to high temperatures and then to August. Between July and August temperatures are the highest for the year.

- Average highest is 29°C to 32°C (84°F to 90°F) and the lowest 20°C to 24°C (68°F to 75°F)

- Daylight hours varies from 9.0 to 12.2 hours during the day.

- Average rainfall for these months 19mm varying from trickle in July to 65mm in September.

- September is still very lovely to sunbath as the sun will not be very strong.

- Malta is likely to experience its first storm after summer.

Ramla l-Hamra sandy beach Gozo during August

What to expect in these months:

- Highest tourist arrivals are in the period between June to September.
- Peak of village feasts that you must to attend.
- Peak of cruise trips around the island especially to Gozo, the Blue Lagoon and around the island.
- Peak of very popular festivals like Marsovin and Delicata wine festival, Farsons beer festival, MFCC & Montekristo Trade Fair.
- Schools holidays approximately start between end June and and end third week September for Government, private primary, secondary schools and sixth forms.

An overview of Malta weather for these months:

- July - Hot!...highest peek for tourists...lots of village feasts
- August - Extremely Hot...Santa Marija week...the most popular holiday for the Maltese...

Mid-September, October and November
Mid-September, October and November

- After the first rains the greenery starts to appear in the country side and pleasant for walks.

- Average highest during the day 21°C to 28°C (70°F to 82°F) and the lowest 15°C to 22°C (59°F to 72°F).

- Daylight hours varies from 6.5 to 9.0 hours during the day.

- Average rainfall for these months 85mm varying from 65mm in September to 112mm in November.

- It becomes more pleasant to go again for picnics but not before October, depending on the heat level.

- Heavy rain and thunder storms can occur but the return of beautiful sunny days we have but the heat is less intense.

A very windy day at St. Julian's Malta

What to expect in these months:

- In September the flow of Maltese people going to the beach drops, but it is still pleasant to go.
- Tourist arrivals start decreasing in the period between October to December.
- Families start preparing their children for school but beaches are full with tourists.
- By beginning October all schools will be all open including government collages and university.
- In November there is the feast of St. Martin ‘San Martin’ where usually it is very fine weather and hot sun.
- Mid-November the Maltese will start preparing for Christmas by decorating their houses.
- By the end of November there will already be Christmas Markets.

Malta Weather summery for these months:

- September - Still warm...expect first storm
- Malta weather October - Warm days...rain to be expected...the start to autumn
- Weather Malta November - Cold...start of Christmas preparation

We have observed that foreigners like to see their own country’s websites too. We provide some links to the most popular European countries.

- UK weather site - https://www.metoffice.gov.uk
- Italy weather site - https://www.ilmeteo.it/portale/servizi-web
- Germany weather site – https://www.dwd.de/DE/Home/home_node.html (In German) https://www.dwd.de/EN/Home/home_node.html  (English versions)
- Spain weather review - http://www.aemet.es/es/portada
- France weather - http://www.map-france.com/weather/

The most popular Malta weather website is www.maltaweather.com

The weather in Malta is generally moderate. As long as you prepare yourself for the hot or for the cold weather you will surely enjoy your holiday in Malta and Gozo. All the information we provide is to make you aware and be prepared in order to enjoy your holiday to the full.