Weather in Malta in January

The cold is with us and days short

Are you coming to Malta in January? Yes it is cold but it is also sunny. Still it is pleasant to come during this time of the year. Tourists are much less during the winter months. You will have better quality time to see many attractions and with less queues.

Malta in January – A Quick Look to This Page

A glance to the weather in Malta in January – You will read about it and much more…

Here is what you need to know about visiting Malta during this time of the year

- What is the weather like?
- Should I come during January?
- What should I pack for visiting Malta during January?
- What cruises are available during this month?
- What can I do during January?

- What are the practical things to do during January?

Weather in Malta in January – A Quick Review

It is usually the coldest month of the year, rain; but there could be sunny days too. Wind is another aspect and could be grigal too, meaning bad weather. On the other hand you see tourists in t-shirts and shorts or light clothing. At the same time it can be very beautiful sunny days.

Malta’s climate in January will definitely be preferable to the UK’s, making it an ideal winter sun holiday location.

Statistics for January

- Highest recorded 22°C (72°F) | Lowest recorded 4°C (39°F)

- Daily Average: Highest 16°C (61°F) | Lowest 10°C (51°F)

- Daily Hours of Sunshine: 5.5

- UV Index: 1 to 2

- Rainfall: 95mm (4")

Weather in Malta in January - What Should I Wear?

- Do not exaggerate with thick clothes. It depends what type of person you are but proper clothing for the winter period is recommended.

- When it is windy and the percentage of humidity is high it is cold especially if it is cloudy. So bring proper thick layers or various layers that you can change or put on according to how you are feeling.

- If it is cloudy it is good to carry a raincoat or water proof jacket. Sometimes raincoats can be pointless as the wind can be very strong and might end up with a broken umbrella.

- Trousers are preferred than shorts, even for women depending how much you feels cold.

Weather in Malta in January - What Should I Pack?

- Good to know what the weather is like in January otherwise you will not know what to pack.

- It is important to pack winter clothes and a jacket together with a sturdy umbrella. Warm clothes are recommended, but we observe tourists with tee-shirts in the sun.

Suggestions of Things To Do in Malta in Winter during January

- It is the coldest month of the year. Nice sunny weather is very possible. Enjoy the countryside and greenery. Do not exaggerate with thick clothes. It depends what type of person you are.

- On the other hand if it is windy and with high humidity it will be very cold especially if it is cloudy.

- It is beautiful to go for walks in the countryside or along the sea promenades during December and January. The weather is cold but you will enjoy the sun.

- The weather for February is similar to that of January. Very little changes, but the occasions to savour the beautiful sun will surely not be missed.

- Nice sunny weather is very possible. Enjoy the countryside and greenery.

- It is beautiful to go for walks in the countryside or along the sea promenades during December and January.

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- If you compare Malta to the rest of Europe the weather here is quite mild and forst-free.

- Serious bad weather are not common in Malta but they do happen sometime or another. Hail storms do occur but not frequent.

- The sea temperature is around 16°C. It is not ideal for swimming as it is cold. There are some brave ones but very few. The sea might be rough so we recommend to swim at the many indoor pools hosted by the hotels.

- Morning and evening are generally very fresh even cold.

- January always has some splendid sunny days. February weather is very much similar to that of January.

- For swimming the sea is too cold but there are brave ones who take the plunge. You can choose hotel indoor pools.

- Enjoy the sunset at Dingli Cliffs or from Golden Bay or the surround areas along the coast.

- In Guardia parade at Fort St. Elmo. See details of dates


Tours & Cruises

Cruises During January

- Harbour Cruises: Departure daily from the Sliema Marina. See details and bookings

- The Best of Gozo and Comino: starts in February with three times a week cruises. See details and bookings

- All other cruises start around March when the weather is more settled.

Tours During January

- Jeep Safari Tours: Malta | Gozo

- Defender Jeep Safari Tours: Malta | Gozo

These four tours operate all year round except Sundays. Click the above links for bookings and details of each individual tour.

Quick January Weather Malta Taughts

It is the coldest month of the year. Proper clothing is recommended. Nice sunny weather is very possible. Enjoy the countryside and greenery. Do not exaggerate with thick clothes. It depends what type of person you are.

On the other hand if it is windy and with high humidity it will be very cold especially if it is cloudy. So bring proper cover.

It is beautiful to go for walks in the countryside or along the sea promenades during December and January. The weather is cold but you will enjoy the sun.

The weather for February is similar to that of January. Very little changes, but the occasions to savour the beautiful sun will surely not be missed.

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