Malta Weather

The weather guide for Malta includes 5-day weather forecasts, monthly weather averages and current conditions. Whether you are planning a holiday in the future or want to check the outlook before you pack, this is the best place to find out about Malta weather.

Malta Weather Forecast

Check the Malta weather forecast including the maximum and minimum temperatures, prevailing weather conditions, wind speeds & direction, sunrise & sunset times and the heat & humidity indicator for the next 5 days.

Weather
Condition
Temperature Heat &
Humidity
Wind
Speed
Sunrise &
Sunset Times
Max Min
Friday
25/04/2014
Clear Skies
17
16
No Heat & Humidity
13
06:17 19:44
Saturday
26/04/2014
Light Rain Showers and Isolated Clouds
17
16
No Heat & Humidity
44
06:16 19:45
Sunday
27/04/2014
Clear Skies
17
17
No Heat & Humidity
33
06:15 19:45
Monday
28/04/2014
Isolated Clouds
18
17
No Heat & Humidity
21
06:13 19:46
Weather Forecast generated at: 23/04/2014 00:00 GMT

Malta Weather Averages

Check the monthly Malta weather averages, including the usual day-time maximum and night-time minimum temperatures, monthly rainfall figures, the average number of daily hours of sunshine and daylight. Don't forget to look at the heat and humidity discomfort indicator and the UV index so you're aware of what sun protection you will need.

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Daytime Max Temperature 16°C (61°F) Daytime Max Temperature in January in Malta 16°C (61°F) Daytime Max Temperature in February in Malta 17°C (63°F) Daytime Max Temperature in March in Malta 19°C (66°F) Daytime Max Temperature in April in Malta 23°C (73°F) Daytime Max Temperature in May in Malta 27°C (81°F) Daytime Max Temperature in June in Malta 31°C (88°F) Daytime Max Temperature in July in Malta 31°C (88°F) Daytime Max Temperature in August in Malta 28°C (82°F) Daytime Max Temperature in September in Malta 24°C (75°F) Daytime Max Temperature in October in Malta 20°C (68°F) Daytime Max Temperature in November in Malta 17°C (63°F) Daytime Max Temperature in December in Malta
Night-time Min Temperature 9°C (48°F) Night-time Min Temperature in January in Malta 10°C (50°F) Night-time Min Temperature in February in Malta 10°C (50°F) Night-time Min Temperature in March in Malta 12°C (54°F) Night-time Min Temperature in April in Malta 15°C (59°F) Night-time Min Temperature in May in Malta 19°C (66°F) Night-time Min Temperature in June in Malta 21°C (70°F) Night-time Min Temperature in July in Malta 22°C (72°F) Night-time Min Temperature in August in Malta 20°C (68°F) Night-time Min Temperature in September in Malta 17°C (63°F) Night-time Min Temperature in October in Malta 14°C (57°F) Night-time Min Temperature in November in Malta 11°C (52°F) Night-time Min Temperature in December in Malta
Sunshine Hours (Daily) 5 Hours of Bright Sunshine in January in Malta 6 Hours of Bright Sunshine in February in Malta 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine in March in Malta 8 Hours of Bright Sunshine in April in Malta 10 Hours of Bright Sunshine in May in Malta 11 Hours of Bright Sunshine in June in Malta 12 Hours of Bright Sunshine in July in Malta 11 Hours of Bright Sunshine in August in Malta 9 Hours of Bright Sunshine in September in Malta 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine in October in Malta 6 Hours of Bright Sunshine in November in Malta 5 Hours of Bright Sunshine in December in Malta
Monthly Rainfall 83 mm (3.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in January in Malta 54 mm (2.1 inches) Monthly Rainfall in February in Malta 39 mm (1.5 inches) Monthly Rainfall in March in Malta 22 mm (0.9 inches) Monthly Rainfall in April in Malta 8 mm (0.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in May in Malta 3 mm (0.1 inches) Monthly Rainfall in June in Malta 0 mm (0.0 inches) Monthly Rainfall in July in Malta 6 mm (0.2 inches) Monthly Rainfall in August in Malta 36 mm (1.4 inches) Monthly Rainfall in September in Malta 97 mm (3.8 inches) Monthly Rainfall in October in Malta 82 mm (3.2 inches) Monthly Rainfall in November in Malta 95 mm (3.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in December in Malta
Days with some Rainfall 13 Days with some Rainfall in January in Malta 10 Days with some Rainfall in February in Malta 9 Days with some Rainfall in March in Malta 6 Days with some Rainfall in April in Malta 3 Days with some Rainfall in May in Malta 1 Days with some Rainfall in June in Malta 0 Days with some Rainfall in July in Malta 1 Days with some Rainfall in August in Malta 4 Days with some Rainfall in September in Malta 10 Days with some Rainfall in October in Malta 10 Days with some Rainfall in November in Malta 14 Days with some Rainfall in December in Malta
Heat and Humidity Discomfort No Heat & Humidity in January in Malta No Heat & Humidity in February in Malta No Heat & Humidity in March in Malta No Heat & Humidity in April in Malta No Heat & Humidity in May in Malta Moderate Heat & Humidity in June in Malta High Heat & Humidity in July in Malta High Heat & Humidity in August in Malta Moderate Heat & Humidity in September in Malta Low Heat & Humidity in October in Malta No Heat & Humidity in November in Malta No Heat & Humidity in December in Malta
UV Index (Maximum) UV (Maximum) Index 2 (Low) in January in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 4 (Moderate) in February in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 5 (Moderate) in March in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 7 (High) in April in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 9 (Very High) in May in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 10 (Very High) in June in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 10 (Very High) in July in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 9 (Very High) in August in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 7 (High) in September in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 5 (Moderate) in October in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 3 (Moderate) in November in Malta UV (Maximum) Index 2 (Low) in December in Malta
Sea Temperature 16°C (61°F) Sea Temperature in January in Malta 16°C (61°F) Sea Temperature in February in Malta 15°C (59°F) Sea Temperature in March in Malta 16°C (61°F) Sea Temperature in April in Malta 18°C (64°F) Sea Temperature in May in Malta 21°C (70°F) Sea Temperature in June in Malta 24°C (75°F) Sea Temperature in July in Malta 26°C (79°F) Sea Temperature in August in Malta 25°C (77°F) Sea Temperature in September in Malta 23°C (73°F) Sea Temperature in October in Malta 21°C (70°F) Sea Temperature in November in Malta 18°C (64°F) Sea Temperature in December in Malta
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Malta is a collection of low lying limestone islands in the Mediterranean Sea about 90 kilometres south of Sicily. It has a warm temperate climate with hot dry summers and milder winters when there is some rainfall.

The two main islands of Malta and Gozo have a combined area that is smaller than the Isle of Wight in the UK, and a population of just over 400,000 people. Almost every acre of land is either cultivated or built on, but there are also many nice beaches and secluded coves that are particularly suited to family holidays.

The island of Malta rises gently from east to west and ends abruptly with cliffs dropping vertically into the sea, famously around the village of Dingli. Gozo too has cliffs along the south coast and in the west. In places there are hills, many of which are capped with towns or villages, historically for defensive purposes.

The ancient capital of Mdina is one that dates from around 700 BC when the Phoenicians occupied the islands. Since then Malta has been fought over by the Greeks, the Romans, the Carthaginians, Arabs, Normans, and more recently by the French and British.

Today Malta is a popular holiday destination; it has an extensive tourist industry, a wide variety of hotel accommodation from bed and breakfast to all inclusive, and some excellent weather. During the summer months from June to September days are sunny and hot with little chance of any rain.

3* Hotel Milano Due
Sliema
from £290 GBP
Hotel Milano Due, Sliema
per person for 7 nights
Bed & Breakfast, 2 adults
depart Mon 7th Jul 2014
from Bournemouth [BOH]
lowcostholidays
4* Park Hotel Malta
Sliema
from £268 GBP
Park Hotel Malta, Sliema
per person for 7 nights
Bed & Breakfast, 2 adults
depart Sat 3rd May 2014
from Gatwick [LGW]
lowcostholidays
3* The Bugibba Hotel
Bugibba
from £182 GBP
The Bugibba Hotel, Bugibba
per person for 7 nights
Bed & Breakfast, 2 adults
depart Wed 7th May 2014
from Luton [LTN]
lowcostholidays

August is the warmest month when temperatures regularly rise above 30°C. During both July and August heat and humidity can be high, although this is often moderated by sea breezes. The landscape can become parched and dusty during this time.

In October at the onset of winter, the subtropical high pressure associated with warm dry summers in the Mediterranean drifts south, allowing low pressure systems to encroach from the north. These bring some welcome rain but they can also produce high winds, especially in late winter and early spring.

If these cyclones pass sufficiently far to the north they can alternatively generate sirocco winds that blow from the south-east bringing hot, sometimes dusty air from North Africa.

Most of Malta's annual rainfall occurs from the beginning of October to the end of January, however the amount of rain is not great and less than half of the days during these months are usually affected. The coolest month is January when average night-time temperatures can fall below 10°C, rising to over 15°C generally during the day. Strong winds at times can however make it feel cooler than this, especially if they are blowing from the north.

During winter Malta still has a lot to offer as a holiday destination. Firstly its southerly position in the Mediterranean gives it more hours of daylight in winter than almost anywhere else in Europe. Secondly there is quite a lot of sunshine; on average over half of all days during the winter are sunny, and finally large fluctuations in temperature are rare.

In every month of the year there is good weather in Malta, but probably the very best time to visit the islands is in the early or late summer; that is from the middle of May to the middle of June or anytime during September. At both these times there is less heat than at the height of summer. The difference between the two is that in early summer is there is more sunshine, while in late summer the sea temperature is a little warmer.

Malta Weather by Month

Select a month from the list below to see the Malta weather for a particular month. The monthly weather averages are the best indication of conditions in each month and are based on long-term (30 year) climate statistics.

January
February
March

April
May
June

July
August
September

October
November
December

Malta Holiday Destinations
Thinking about travelling to Malta? Find out more about the weather in Malta, simply select a holiday destination from the list below:
Bugibba
Comino
Gharb
Gozo
Marfa
Marsascala
Mellieha Bay
Paradise Bay
Qawra
Salina
Sannat
Sliema
St Georges
St Julians
St Paul's Bay
Valletta
Xaghra