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QUICK WEATHER FACTS FOR MALTA & GOZO

Holiday Weather in Malta & Gozo
Malta is an all-year destination and enjoys the warmest holiday weather year round in Europe. Outdoor swimming is possible well into the ‘winter' months - the peak beach season can last until late October.
The average hours of sunshine per year: 3,000+ - probably best in Europe.
Average rainfall is low, 568mm a year.

Malta/Gozo Average Temperature
Malta’s average annual weather temperature is daytime 23 °C (73 °F) & 16 °C (61 °F) at night.
The average annual sea temperature is 20 °C (68 °F) - the highest in Europe


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Malta/Gozo Weather in Summer
Malta Summer weather can last up to 7 months, starting as early as April and ending as late as October.
Expect hot, dry & very sunny summers, with day temperatures often eased by cooling sea breezes.

 Malta/Gozo Weather in Winter
Winters are mild, with the occasional short cold spells brought about by the north and north-easterly winds from central Europe.

 Malta/Gozo Weather in Spring/Autumn
Spring and autumn are cooler, except when the occasional Scirocco wind from Africa brings unseasonably high temperatures and humidity.


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Malta/Gozo Weather by Month
During the month of May, October and November you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
On average Malta & Gozo’s warmest months are July, August and September.
The months January, October, November and December have a higher chance of rainfall.
Dry weather periods in May, June, July and August.
On average, the warmest month is July.
On average, the coolest month is January.
December is the wettest month.
July is the driest month.

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MONTH

TEMPERATURE

Daily Average
°C

SEA

TEMP
°C

SUN
Daily
Hours 

RAIN
FALL

MM

HIGH

LOW

January

 16.1

 10.3

 15.4

 5.46

 94.7

February

 16.0

9.9 

14.9 

6.63 

 63.4

March

17.8 

11.3 

 15.0

7.33 

 37.0

April

20.0 

13.3 

 15.9

8.46 

26.3 

May

24.2 

16.6 

17.5 

 9.99

 9.2

June

28.5 

20.3

 21.1

 11.23

5.4 

July

31.5

22.8 

24.1 

12.5 

0.2 

August

31.8

 23.6

 25.8

 11.36

6.0 

September

28.4

21.6 

25.2 

 9.00

67.4 

October

25.2

18.6 

 23.2

7.22 

77.2 

November

21.0 

15.0 

 20.6

6.50 

108.6 

December

17.5 

 11.9

 17.4

5.20 

107.7 

     

The best time of year to go to Malta and Gozo weather wise
We are often asked when is the best time of year is to visit Malta.
The easy answer is any time is a good time to visit Malta – however, it really depends on why you’re travelling and what type of Malta holiday you are looking for.
The short answer that relates to the majority of travellers is April, May and June.

April, May and June
typically enjoy the finest weather throughout the year. It’s mostly sunny, spring means temperatures rise and May is usually the month where swimmers start heading to the beaches. This is when the fine weather turns into splendid weather, it is too early for the crowds and you can get better holiday deals. You get to see Malta and Gozo at their best, when the islands will be much greener. Ideal if you choose to explore the countryside or the many places to visit in Malta and Gozo.
Some of the best annual events are arranged: Medieval Mdina (re-enactments are top tourist attractions), the international fireworks festival in Valletta, Festa Frawli (fresh strawberries everywhere), the George Cross Commemoration, Rock the South Festival, Isle of MTV, Earth Garden and much more. The local village feasts (festi) – an important part of Maltese culture – also start becoming more frequent - Malta Calendar of Events.

 

In July, August and September there is a good chance you won’t see a single cloud for your whole stay, bliss for sun worshippers. Summer is now in full swing and the Islands are at their liveliest. The mood is wonderful with much enthusiasm from holiday makers enjoying the beaches, nightlife and the extraordinary history of the Maltese Islands.
Local events include many feasts, festivals and concerts - Malta Calendar of Events
Further into September there is a greater chance for freak rainstorms, marking the change of season.

October, November and December - temperature decrease a touch in October and the chances of rain rise. Average seven sunshine hours a day and the weather is still pleasant. October events include the Malta Classic Grand Prix and the Malta Tattoo Expo. Birgu is lit up by candles during their Fest, the Malta Military Tattoo marching through Valletta is well worth watching, the Rolex Middle Sea Race usually takes place towards the end of October.
November & December are the wettest months with temperature lows of about 16°c and around 5 hours of sunshine, still fine to be out and about on the island.

The events calendar slows down but is dominated by local Christmas fairs, festivals, markets and performances - Malta Calendar of Events.

January, February and March -   This is a quiet time in Malta & Gozo and is ideal for those looking for a Malta bargain holiday.
The start of the year is generally  the coldest and windiest months, with average temperatures of between 9 and 15 °C – it will be warmer than most of Europe - an average of five sunshine hours per day. In terms of clothes, bring clothes that you can layer.
February events include: Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck the Malta full and Half Marathon and a range of local music and performance events. Winter’s highlight is Carnival with celebrations usually starting on the Friday, running right through until Tuesday and include parades, bands, costumes, and local events - Malta Calendar of Events.

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