Malta Climate & Weather

Malta Climate and Weather

Malta has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters, very similar to the climate in southern Italy and Greece. Almost all the rain falls between October and March making the rest of the year consistently dry. The temperature is fairly constant in Malta and there are frequent and often strong winds. It is humid year-round, seldom falling below 40 percent. In summer temperatures frequently reach 84ºF (30ºC) and can rise above 95°F (35°C), but thankfully the heat is often tempered by sea breezes. July and August are the hottest months. In spring and autumn a hot wind, known as the Xlokk, sometimes brings high temperatures and humidity and autumn does get sporadic rainfall. Winters are mild with daytime temperatures seldom falling below 50°F (10°C). Nights are somewhat colder. Snow never falls in Malta.

The wonderful Mediterranean climate makes Malta a year-round travel destination. The peak summer months are the most popular with tourists but some prefer to visit in spring and autumn, between April and early June or in October, when the heat is less oppressive. If you are travelling primarily for historical sightseeing then winters can be a pleasant time to visit, as it is less crowded and slightly cheaper.

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