Weather In Malta

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Key information for all the months

What is the weather like in Malta?

It is good to get a glance of the weather before visiting Malta as a start. We provide links to our local weather main websites, the Malta International Airport and MaltaWeather.com. Both these sites offer you a good reference point for all your local weather requirements.

Weather in Malta - Seasons in Malta

We are often asked. When is the best time to visit Malta?

The perfect timing is not always possible. It seems that people look for the magic moment when they can visit these islands.

The Weather in Malta page tries to answer your questions. When it is not too hot, or not too cold, or when there are not too much crowds.

Here we give you a general ideal of the months, periods and what the weather is like.

But also the crowds that you might expect in different localities during each season.

Then make your choice.

December, January, February, March

These months are surely the coldest the lowest being February.

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.

Winds during these months can reach gale force strength with bad rainy days.

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) and likely to be rainy but not that much.

Daylight 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.

Rough sea at Cirkewwa Gozo Ferry Terminal Malta

What is Happening

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 hotel rates are at the lowest level.

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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.

April, May, mid-June

During these months the temperature starts slowly increasing including sunset.

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

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) and likely to be rainy but not that much.

Daylight 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.

After a heavy rainfall the countryside around Rabat Malta

What is Happening

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 Golden bay, Ghadira bay at Mellieha and Paradise bay.

Tourists even more as they usually come from colder countries.

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.

September is still very lovely to sunbath as the sun will not be very hot but there is likely to be the first storm.

Still sun protection is always recommended. Usually Malta in September has the first storm. It will be very humid.

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 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.

Ramla L-Hamra sandy beach Gozo during August

What is Happening

Highest tourist arrivals are in the period between June to September.

Peak of village feasts. A must to attend.

Peak of cruise trips around the island especially to Gozo, the Blue Lagoon and around the island.

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Tourist arrivals start decreasing in the period between October to December.

Schools holidays approximately start between end June and and end third week September for Government, private primary, secondary schools and sixth forms.

Mid-September, October and November

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

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.

The change from September to October and November temperatures and weather change happens

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) and likely to be rainy but not that much.

Daylight 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.

People walking along one of the streets in Valletta

What is Happening

In September the flow of Maltese people going to the beach drops.

Even though 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.  

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 -

A popular site: http://www.holiday-weather.com/malta/forecast/

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.

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