Weather in Malta in February

Winter's Here - It Is So Cold But Also Sunny

What is the weather in Malta in February like? Actually, it is the coldest month of the year. Bad weather, rain and winds expected, but always with some very nice sunny days.

It is still an excellent time to come to Malta. During this period there will not be many tourists. The attractions will be less crowded and better quality time for you.

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Malta In February - A Quick Glance

Weather In Malta In February

The countryside in Malta during the weather in Malta in February

Statistics For February

Weather In Malta In February

  • Highest Recorded 24°C (75°F) | Lowest Recorded 3°C (37°F)
  • Highest Daily Average 16°C (61°F) | Lowest Daily Average 10°C (51°F)
  • Daylight Hours of Sunshine 6.4
  • UV Index  3 to 4
  • Rainfall 66mm (2.6")

Malta weather compared to European countries

  • Austria 2°C | 36°F
  • Belgium 4°C | 39°F
  • France 5°C | 41°F
  • Germany 1°C | 34°F
  • Ireland 5°C | 41°F
  • Italy 8°C | 46°F
  • Netherlands 3°C | 37°F
  • Poland -1°C | 30°F
  • Sweden -13°C | 9°F
  • Spain 9°C | 48°F
  • Switzerland 1°C | 34°F
  • United kingdom 5°C | 41°F

is it the best time to visit malta?

February is a very quiet month for tourists, so if you intend to visit it is the perfect month. The weather is very cold but doing outside activities is possible. A definite reply on whether it is worthed to come or not, we cannot give you as it all depends on your reason for visiting Malta.

What Should I Wear & Pack?

Weather In Malta In February

With around 12 days of rain and 7 hours of sunshine a day, these are the clothing we recommend you bring with you.

  • Being that the weather in February changes a lot, be ready for anything. Layering is important, a mixture of thin and thick clothes which you can alternate depending on the weather. We recommend thick jackets or even coats to bring with you.
  • A rain cover jacket with a hood is better than an umbrella when it is very windy. But a compact umbrella is always handy and can be carried around easily.
  • As a tourist you will surely venture outside to see historical locations, so do get proper warm comfortable closed shoes.
  • You will not be going to the beach so sandals or flip-flops are unnecessary, but you can use them at your accommodation, especially if there is an indoor pool.
  • So in short, you must pack comfortable clothes, a mix of thin and thick. A mix of jackets, water tight / wind protection, cardigans and sweatshirts. We recommend bringing rain proof shoes, boots or running shoes.
  • Whether you are coming in January, February or March, the clothing to bring is very similar.

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Things To Do During February

Weather In Malta In February

  • During this month, Malta will be preparing for the Carnival season. Carnival is held before Ash Wednesday, so if you are in Malta we highly recommend visiting the parades.
  • This time is perfect for a walk in the countryside. You find plenty of locations where to go for a peaceful and beautiful walk.
  • Since its Carnival time, many Maltese go up to Gozo to celebrate. Gozo is the home for Carnival parties and spontaneous defile'.
  • Go on a day trip on the Hop-on-Hop-off, either the north or south route. This is the perfect trip if you wish to see most of the island.
  • With village feasts happening all year round, during the month of January there are only a couple of feasts.
  • Apart from carnival, you can find many other several activities for February.

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Weather In Malta In February

Quick February in Malta Thoughts

Weather In Malta In February

The weather temperatures for February are similar to those of January. Minor changes, but the occasions to enjoy the beautiful sun will surely not be missed. So the weather mentioned on the weather in Malta in January relate also for this month.

Even though it is the coldest month of the year, there are several days with nice sunny weather.

On average the rain in February is less than that of January but weather changes occur and it might be the opposite. Be prepared for rainy days. It might remain cloudy, but it is not unusual that the sun shines well after the rain.

Stormy weather over the island of Malta

The UV index already starts getting higher to 3 to 4. Windy days are very possible and be prepared to have a rain cover with a hood. Sometimes better than an umbrella if it is very windy, which might end up getting broken.

Daylight hours are one hour more than January. It is already nicer, sunrise is earlier and sunset time increases.

The sea temperature is still low and not ideal for swimming as it is cold. We suggested using the indoor pools of the hotels or swimming pool centres.

If you are lucky and the weather is clear and hot, you will definitely find tourists sunbathe on the beach or even have a dip in the sea.

March in Malta gets better, with less rain and temperatures increase graduallyIf on the other hand you are looking to visit during summer, we highly recommend you check out June, July or August.

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