Weather in Malta in May

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What is the weather in Malta in May like? By now the weather is getting hotter. It is one of the best periods to come over. Not too hot but not cold. Definitely by the evening it is fresh and enjoyable for a beautiful walk.

A Glance Of What To Expect

Weather In Malta In May

Here is a short summary of what to expect in the page. You can click to jump to any section.

The beautiful countryside weather in Malta in May.

Statistics For May

Weather In Malta In May
  • Highest Recorded 37°C (99°F) | Lowest Recorded 11°C (51°F)
  • Daily Average: Highest 24°C (75°F) | Lowest 17°C (88°F)
  • Daylight Hours of Sunshine 10.0
  • UV index 8 to 9
  • Rainfall 9mm (0.35")

weather in malta Compared To European Countries

  • Austria 16°C | 61°F
  • Belgium 16°C | 61°F
  • France 15°C | 59°F
  • Germany 14°C | 57°F
  • Ireland 11°C | 52°F
  • Italy 17°C | 63°F
  • Netherlands 12°C | 54°F
  • Poland 11°C |  52°F
  • Sweden 3°C | 37°F
  • Spain 17°C | 63°F
  • Switzerland 12°C | 54°F
  • United Kingdom 13°C | 54°F

Is may The Best Time To Visit Malta?

The month of May is also referred to as the beginning of the summer touristic season. Summer starts early in Malta so if you come in May you would already start seeing people at the beach, wearing summer clothes and also the period of summer tours starting. It is still a fairly quiet time but if you come late May, then the island will be much busier.

What Should I Wear & Pack?

Weather In Malta In May

As said above, May is a mix of chilly and warm days. By this time tourists will be wearing t-shirts and shorts and sunbathing during the day. The climate changes quite frequent as we are heading towards the summer season. Here are our suggestion on what to bring on your holiday.

  • Bring with you light sweaters, t-shirts.
  • Comfortable shoes or sturdy walking sandals.
  • Jeans or tracksuit trousers or a long skirt.
  • For the evenings a cardigan, pullover or a light jacket.
  • It is good to bring with you a raincoat and portable umbrella but the days with rain are just a few if any. It is not unusual to have a short storm, but the weather is already warm by now.
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are essential as the sun will be quite strong (UV 8-9).
  • Malta can give you the right stable weather that you are looking for, pack your bags and come over relax, sunbathe and enjoy our heritage and culture.

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People eating at outdoor restaurants at Merchant Street in Valletta.

Things To Do During May

Weather In Malta In May
  • Take a tour with the hop on hop off around Malta and a separate one for Gozo. In Malta there are two tours one for the north and south of the island.
  • A visit to the capital city of Valletta and the old capital city of Mdina is a must and dedicate enough time to see the most important landmarks.
  • Visit some of the quiet small villages which are not much visited but have a lot to see and explore. We suggest Mqabba, Qrendi and Kirkop. They are located on the other side of the Malta International Airport.
  • Visit the multiple UNESCO heritage sites, which include Valletta and Mdina (mentioned above) and several megalithic temples of Malta.
  • Book a visit the Hypogeum experience from the online site a unique location to see in Malta.
  • As the weather in May is quite warm, a visit to Comino is recommended where you can visit the Blue Lagoon and also walk around the island. To get here, you can either take a tour or take a ferry.
A structure at Tarxien temples in Malta.

Quick May Weather Malta Taughts

Weather In Malta In May

May is the time to start preparing for summer. It is a great month to come to Malta. Neither too hot, but neither cold, still a bit fresh in the morning and evening. 

Countryside is beautiful although with the lack of rain the greenery starts drying up. Gozo remains greener.

The locals are already with summer clothes. The Maltese change to summer clothes very early but they do carry a light cover with them. 

Daylight is already 10 hours a day. Early sunrise and late sunset gives you a good day to enjoy outside.

People walking around the silent city in Malta.

Rainfall is already minimal. See the average temperatures data on this page for a general idea of what you will find. Average rainfall in May is 9mm so you should have nice weather.  

If you are coming from a colder country, this is surely like summer for you at the same time neither too unbearably hot sun.

May will be surely nice but still it might be risky for bad weather although if it is fine it will be very beautiful.

During the weekends when the weather is fine you will see the sandy beaches full with people sunbathing, but the sea temperature is still cold but not bad for a good fresh dip.


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