When to Travel
Malta has a wonderfully warm Mediterranean climate and is blessed with approximately 300 days of sunshine per year! With a daily average of 5-6 hours of sunshine in the winter and more than 12 hours of sunshine per day in the summer, Malta makes it a great year round holiday destination!
The Mediterranean climate sees a pleasant spring, hot and dry summers, warm autumns and a mild winter. Similar to other Mediterranean countries, Malta does experience some rain, however, nearly three quarters of the rain falls between October and March with the driest months being June, July and August. July and August are also the hottest months where average daily temperatures are 32º C/89.6ºF and it can sometimes reach above 40ºC/104°F! As well as the average monthly temperature never dropping below 15ºC/59°F Malta has a very humid climate which stays around 70% all year round and rarely drops below 40%.
Malta also has some wonderful events and festivals throughout the year. Small village festivals are a great way to see a celebration of Maltese village culture and there are some unique festivals such as the Qormi Bread Festival, ‘Lejl f’Casal Fornaro’ which is a celebration of bread! Easter and Christmas are embraced by the largely catholic population and strolling around towns and villages during these times you will be able to spot many elegant decorations. In contrast there are also massive annual events like the Isle of MTV festival attract thousands of music and clubbing fans. You can find out about all events and festivals in our events diary.
If you are looking for further information about when to travel to Malta including climate details and events, see our month by month round up below…
Malta Monthly Averages
Malta month by month…
January sees cooler temperatures in Malta and there will be some cloudy ,rainy and sunny days. If you want to find out more about the weather in January, please see our Weather in January page.
Find out what’s going on in January on our Events in January page.
February is also a cooler month and similar to January will have mixed conditions. To find out more, visit our Weather in February page.
To see what festivals and events there are in February, visit our Events in February page.
When March arrives the temperatures start to creep up and the rainfall begins to stop. For further information about the weather in March, visit our Weather in March page.
Read about the events and festivals in March on our Events in March page.
April is a lovely month and perhaps one of the best months to see all the sights and avoid all the crowds. You can find out more about the weather in April by visiting our Weather in April page.
Find out all about what’s going on in April on our Events in April page.
May is when the temperature gets warmer and you may be able to enjoy some days at the beach. For more information about the weather in May, please see our Weather in May page.
To see what festivals and events are in May, have a look at our Events in May page.
June is when it really does start getting hotter and temperatures noticeably increase through the month. It is still not as hot as July and August though so you can still do some exploring without it being too unbearable. To find out more about the weather in June visit our Weather in June page.
If you want to find out what events and festivals there are in Malta in June, have a look at our Events in June page.
July is hot! It is a great month to visit Malta if you are wanting a holiday where you can spend lazy days sunbathing on the beach. For more information about the weather in July, please see our Weather in July page.
Find out about the events and festivals in July on our Events in July page.
August is one of the busiest months in Malta and also the hottest! It is great if you want a beach holiday but maybe too hot to explore the sights on the island. To find out more information on the weather in August, please see our Weather in August page.
To see what’s going on in August in Malta have a look at our Events in August page.
The weather starts to cool down again in September and whilst it is still great beach conditions it is also not too unbearable if you are looking to do some activities or visit some of the cultural and historical sights that Malta has to offer. If you want to know more about the weather in September, visit our Weather in September page.
If you would like to see what great events there are in Malta in September, have a look at our Events in September page.
If you are visiting Malta in October then you may have some periods of heavy rainfall, however the rain doesn’t hang around for long and the sunny days are still warm enough to spend sometime on the beach, especially at the beginning of the month. For more information on the weather in October, visit our Weather in October page.
To see what’s going on in October in Malta, have a read of our Events in October page.
November is when it starts getting quite cool and whilst there will be some rain there will also be some warm and pleasant days. To find out more about the weather in November, visit our Weather in November page.
If you are keen to find out about what festivals and events there are in Malta in November, have a look at our Events in November page.
If you are looking to get away from the cold weather at home, then a trip to Malta in December may be perfect! For more information about the weather in Malta in December, visit our Weather in December page.
Find out all about the Christmas and December celebrations in Malta on our Events in December page.