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The climate of Malta
The island of Malta is situated south of Italy and has a Mediterranean climate. Maltaís climate is characterized by dry and warm summers and mild and wet winters. During the winter months fierce bleak winds are not uncommon. During the summer months precipitation is scarce and the wind abates. People who visit Malta during the summer describe its climate as warm, dry and arid. In the period from June till September nighttimes remain warm as well. Only after midnight do temperatures drop below 25 degrees Celsius.

 

Climate information on cities and regions in Malta
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per region or city. The following climate information is available for Malta:

Comino
Gozo
Mellieha Bay
Sliema
St. Georges Bay
St. Julians Bay
St. Paul's Bay
Valletta
 

Guaranteed sunshine
Whoever travels to Malta in the period from May till September is sure to get lots of sunshine. Clouds are nowhere to be seen during the summer and precipitation is scarce. Cloudiness increases from October on. Rain falls more frequently and winds may pick up as well. The climate during the month of October isnít stable enough for a beach holiday. However, in some years summer lasts till the end of October.

Scirocco
During the summer a sirocco may pick up. This is a desert wind that brings very warm air to Malta. This causes temperatures to rise to unpleasant levels. This current may last for days.

 

Climate figures
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records and are an average for Malta. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 15 9 5 9 16
February 15 9 6 8 16
March 17 10 7 8 15
April 19 12 8 6 16
May 23 15 10 2 18
June 27 19 11 0 21
July 30 21 12 0 24
August 31 22 11 0 26
September 29 20 9 3 25
October 24 17 7 7 23
November 20 14 6 8 21
December 17 11 5 9 18
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we monthly offer useful extra climate information. The information below is an average for Malta. Please visit the pages on individual climate information for other places in Malta.
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
click here for the explanation of the symbols

 

Disclaimer
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. ďMore climate infoĒ is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, itís up to the reader to use it to itís benefit.

 

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