Malta Climate

   
 
 

The Malta Climate Guide is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine. The Climate Guide shown below is for Valletta.

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Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 16°C (61°F) Max Daytime Temperature in January in Malta (Valletta) 16°C (61°F) Max Daytime Temperature in February in Malta (Valletta) 17°C (63°F) Max Daytime Temperature in March in Malta (Valletta) 19°C (66°F) Max Daytime Temperature in April in Malta (Valletta) 23°C (73°F) Max Daytime Temperature in May in Malta (Valletta) 27°C (81°F) Max Daytime Temperature in June in Malta (Valletta) 31°C (88°F) Max Daytime Temperature in July in Malta (Valletta) 31°C (88°F) Max Daytime Temperature in August in Malta (Valletta) 28°C (82°F) Max Daytime Temperature in September in Malta (Valletta) 24°C (75°F) Max Daytime Temperature in October in Malta (Valletta) 20°C (68°F) Max Daytime Temperature in November in Malta (Valletta) 17°C (63°F) Max Daytime Temperature in December in Malta (Valletta)
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 9°C (48°F) Min Night-time Temperature in January in Malta (Valletta) 10°C (50°F) Min Night-time Temperature in February in Malta (Valletta) 10°C (50°F) Min Night-time Temperature in March in Malta (Valletta) 12°C (54°F) Min Night-time Temperature in April in Malta (Valletta) 15°C (59°F) Min Night-time Temperature in May in Malta (Valletta) 19°C (66°F) Min Night-time Temperature in June in Malta (Valletta) 21°C (70°F) Min Night-time Temperature in July in Malta (Valletta) 22°C (72°F) Min Night-time Temperature in August in Malta (Valletta) 20°C (68°F) Min Night-time Temperature in September in Malta (Valletta) 17°C (63°F) Min Night-time Temperature in October in Malta (Valletta) 14°C (57°F) Min Night-time Temperature in November in Malta (Valletta) 11°C (52°F) Min Night-time Temperature in December in Malta (Valletta)
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 5 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (51% of Daylight Hours) in January in Malta (Valletta) 6 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (56% of Daylight Hours) in February in Malta (Valletta) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (59% of Daylight Hours) in March in Malta (Valletta) 8 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (62% of Daylight Hours) in April in Malta (Valletta) 10 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (67% of Daylight Hours) in May in Malta (Valletta) 11 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (74% of Daylight Hours) in June in Malta (Valletta) 12 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (81% of Daylight Hours) in July in Malta (Valletta) 11 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (79% of Daylight Hours) in August in Malta (Valletta) 9 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (69% of Daylight Hours) in September in Malta (Valletta) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (63% of Daylight Hours) in October in Malta (Valletta) 6 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (58% of Daylight Hours) in November in Malta (Valletta) 5 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (51% of Daylight Hours) in December in Malta (Valletta)
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 Hours of Daylight in January in Malta (Valletta) 11 Hours of Daylight in February in Malta (Valletta) 12 Hours of Daylight in March in Malta (Valletta) 13 Hours of Daylight in April in Malta (Valletta) 14 Hours of Daylight in May in Malta (Valletta) 15 Hours of Daylight in June in Malta (Valletta) 14 Hours of Daylight in July in Malta (Valletta) 13 Hours of Daylight in August in Malta (Valletta) 12 Hours of Daylight in September in Malta (Valletta) 11 Hours of Daylight in October in Malta (Valletta) 10 Hours of Daylight in November in Malta (Valletta) 10 Hours of Daylight in December in Malta (Valletta)
Heat and Humidity Discomfort No heat & humidity in January in Malta (Valletta) No heat & humidity in February in Malta (Valletta) No heat & humidity in March in Malta (Valletta) No heat & humidity in April in Malta (Valletta) No heat & humidity in May in Malta (Valletta) Moderate heat & humidity in June in Malta (Valletta) High heat & humidity in July in Malta (Valletta) High heat & humidity in August in Malta (Valletta) Moderate heat & humidity in September in Malta (Valletta) Low heat & humidity in October in Malta (Valletta) No heat & humidity in November in Malta (Valletta) No heat & humidity in December in Malta (Valletta)
Days with some Rainfall 13 Days with some Rainfall in January in Malta (Valletta) 10 Days with some Rainfall in February in Malta (Valletta) 9 Days with some Rainfall in March in Malta (Valletta) 6 Days with some Rainfall in April in Malta (Valletta) 3 Days with some Rainfall in May in Malta (Valletta) 1 Day with some Rainfall in June in Malta (Valletta) 0 Days with some Rainfall in July in Malta (Valletta) 1 Day with some Rainfall in August in Malta (Valletta) 4 Days with some Rainfall in September in Malta (Valletta) 10 Days with some Rainfall in October in Malta (Valletta) 10 Days with some Rainfall in November in Malta (Valletta) 13 Days with some Rainfall in December in Malta (Valletta)
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 83 mm (3.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in January in Malta (Valletta) 54 mm (2.1 inches) Monthly Rainfall in February in Malta (Valletta) 39 mm (1.5 inches) Monthly Rainfall in March in Malta (Valletta) 22 mm (0.9 inches) Monthly Rainfall in April in Malta (Valletta) 8 mm (0.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in May in Malta (Valletta) 3 mm (0.1 inches) Monthly Rainfall in June in Malta (Valletta) 0 mm (0.0 inches) Monthly Rainfall in July in Malta (Valletta) 6 mm (0.2 inches) Monthly Rainfall in August in Malta (Valletta) 36 mm (1.4 inches) Monthly Rainfall in September in Malta (Valletta) 97 mm (3.8 inches) Monthly Rainfall in October in Malta (Valletta) 82 mm (3.2 inches) Monthly Rainfall in November in Malta (Valletta) 95 mm (3.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in December in Malta (Valletta)
UV Index (Maximum) UV (Maximum) Index 2 (Low) in January in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 4 (Moderate) in February in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 5 (Moderate) in March in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 7 (High) in April in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 9 (Very High) in May in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 10 (Very High) in June in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 10 (Very High) in July in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 9 (Very High) in August in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 7 (High) in September in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 5 (Moderate) in October in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 3 (Moderate) in November in Malta (Valletta) UV (Maximum) Index 2 (Low) in December in Malta (Valletta)
Sea Temperature (°C) 16°C (61°F) Sea Temperature in January in Malta (Valletta) 16°C (61°F) Sea Temperature in February in Malta (Valletta) 15°C (59°F) Sea Temperature in March in Malta (Valletta) 16°C (61°F) Sea Temperature in April in Malta (Valletta) 18°C (64°F) Sea Temperature in May in Malta (Valletta) 21°C (70°F) Sea Temperature in June in Malta (Valletta) 24°C (75°F) Sea Temperature in July in Malta (Valletta) 26°C (79°F) Sea Temperature in August in Malta (Valletta) 25°C (77°F) Sea Temperature in September in Malta (Valletta) 23°C (73°F) Sea Temperature in October in Malta (Valletta) 21°C (70°F) Sea Temperature in November in Malta (Valletta) 18°C (64°F) Sea Temperature in December in Malta (Valletta)
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Malta is a collection of small islands to the south of Sicily in the central Mediterranean. It has a rich cultural history that is reflected in the many Norman and Baroque churches, citadels and castles, both in the towns and perched on cliff-tops. It is a relatively densely populated country with an economy that is heavily dependent on tourism.

Malta is made up of three islands, Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Malta is by far the largest island and is mostly low-lying limestone. The interior is sparsely vegetated with some open shrubland and small pockets of mixed forest. The coastline is a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky shoreline with coves and bays, and some spectacular cliffs.

The smaller island of Gozo, to the north, is slightly hillier than the main island with the same rugged coastline.

The climate of Malta is typically Mediterranean with long summers that are dry and warm. In early and late summer hot sirocco winds can blow up off the Sahara desert bringing gales and dust that obscures visibility.

The sunniest time of year is July and August when days go by without a single cloud in the sky, however this is also the hottest time with high heat and humidity.

From October through to February scattered showers are likely with December being the month with the most rain. There are moderate amounts of cloud during this time, but daytime temperatures never fall below 10°C and frost never occurs. Even in winter there are usually 5 hours of sunshine on average each day.

The Central Mediterranean is one of the most active earthquake regions on earth and Malta has not escaped its share of devastating tremors. The last major 'quake was in 1693 when many historic buildings were seriously damaged or destroyed.

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Bugibba   Comino   Gharb   Gozo   Marfa   Marsascala   Mellieha Bay   Paradise Bay   Qawra   Salina   Sannat   Sliema   St Georges   St Julians   St Paul's Bay   Valletta   Xaghra  

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