weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Malta

Malta is a small island nation in the Mediterranean Sea known for its beautiful beaches, historic buildings and vibrant culture. When is the best time to go to Malta? That depends on what you want to do during your trip.

If you want to escape the cold and enjoy some sunshine, June, July and August are the best months to visit Malta. Temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius during these months, making them the warmest. Keep in mind that the island can be very crowded with tourists during these months, so it's best to book your accommodation in advance.

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The spring and autumn months of April, May, September and October are great times to visit Malta if you want to enjoy the outdoors without being too hot. The weather during these months is mild, with temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. At this time, Malta's countryside is also at its most beautiful, with wildflowers in bloom and the sweet scent of orange blossoms in the air.

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If you want to go to Malta when it is less crowded and cheaper, the winter months of November, December and January are a good choice. Although the weather is cooler, with temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius, the island is much less crowded and you can often find good deals on hotels and flights.

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In the table below you can quickly see the monthly average weather in Malta, the monthly temperature or when the precipitation is highest. The monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Malta by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 16 15 16 17 20 23 26 27 26 24 21 17
Water temperature (°C) 17 16 17 18 21 26 27 28 27 25 23 20
Precipitation (mm) 41 37 24 10 7 4 1 5 21 69 63 39

Weather data from: Valletta

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Climate Malta

Malta has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and moderate, wet winters, which is suitable for growing many Mediterranean plants and products such as citrus fruits, grapes and olives, while providing a comfortable and pleasant environment for locals and visitors alike.

Because of its geographical location, which acts as a natural barrier against the strong winds and hot, dry air that can sometimes hit the main island of Malta in the summer, the island of Gozo, which lies off the coast of Malta, is known for its milder Mediterranean climate.

In Malta, the chilly, wet winter gradually gives way to the hot, dry summer, with temperatures often ranging from 12 to 20 degrees Celsius as soon as spring arrives. At this time of year, the weather can be very unpredictable, with some days hot and bright and others chilly and rainy.

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Summer months in Malta are often hot and dry, with temperatures regularly exceeding 30 degrees Celsius. Because of the warm temperatures and beautiful beaches, this is the busiest travel period on the island.

Temperatures in Malta range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius in autumn as the country transitions from the hot, dry summer to the colder, wetter winter. With temperatures ranging from 8 to 15 degrees Celsius in winter, Malta experiences a warm and wet winter.

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Climate Malta by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 16 15 16 17 20 23 26 27 26 24 21 17
Night temp. (°C) 14 14 15 16 19 22 25 26 25 23 19 16
Water temp. (°C) 17 16 17 18 21 26 27 28 27 25 23 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 41 37 24 10 7 4 1 5 21 69 63 39
Days with rain 14 12 10 8 4 2 1 2 8 15 15 14
Dry days 17 16 21 22 27 28 30 29 22 16 15 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 6 9 12 12 12 12 12 11 7 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 4
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 6 5 4

Weather data from: Valletta

Malta weather by month

What is the average Malta weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Malta weather

The weather for Malta over the next 14 days will be 13°C till 16° with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Malta is based on the weather in Valletta.

5-day weather forecast Malta

4 february
0 mm
4 m/s
5 february
0 mm
9 m/s
6 february
0.1 mm
12 m/s
7 february
4.5 mm
7 m/s
8 february
21.8 mm
7 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Malta

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Malta?

Malta lies in a straight line about 5,863 km from India (New Delhi → Valletta).

How long is the flight to Malta?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Malta is approximately 8 h. 10 min.

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What are the largest airports in Malta?

These are the largest airports in Malta:

  • Malta International Airport (MLA) in Valletta

How many inhabitants does Malta have?

Malta has 434,403 inhabitants.

How big is Malta?

The surface area of Malta is 316 km². It is 10403x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Malta?

The capital of Malta is Valletta.

What is the currency of Malta?

In Malta, the Euro (EUR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 4 February 2023

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.011 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 88.05 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 1.14 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 8,804.55 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Malta?

The area code to call Malta is +356.