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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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