When is the best time to visit?
For guests who are new to Malta, the number one question is always, “When is the best time to visit?”
Obviously everyone has different climate preferences and tolerances, so, let’s break down the year for you, albeit no weather predictions are 100% guaranteed anywhere in the world:
January to March
Winter is generally mild in Malta, with the average daytime temperature being about 17°C. Ironically, these months are also quite dry, with just 37mm of average rainfall in March. It can get pretty humid though, giving the impression that temperatures are lower than they really are.
April to May
Spring is a short season in Malta, but it’s the best time to enjoy the countryside before the summer heat. You can travel the length and breadth of the islands on foot – visiting interesting sites or simply enjoying the breeze along the coast. At this time of the year, there is a relatively low possibility of rain, around ten hours of sunshine a day, and the average temperatures hover between 20°C and 24°C.
June to September
If it’s sun and sea you’re after, this is the perfect time to visit the Maltese islands. Be warned that it can get sweltering hot, particularly in July and August, with temperatures often rising to over 35°C. If you’re visiting in the summer months, remember to apply plenty of sun protection cream regularly, wear a hat and a good pair of sunglasses, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
October to December
The highest levels of rainfall are recorded in November and December, but a visit in October could give you one final chance to take a dip in the Med. At this time of year, it’s great to head to all the wonderful museums and historic sites, and enjoy the outside areas of Malta and Gozo’s many eateries – do carry a cardigan for when it gets chilly though!
Our advice is always to book well in advance to avoid missing out and to have Travel Insurance, as none of us have a crystal ball.
Look forward to having you here with us as our guests.