Malta WeatherWeather in Malta
Malta's weather throughout the year and 7-day forecasting
Weather permitting, you can anticipate that you will arrive in Malta in certain seasons of the year. In January and February, the colder and windier seasons are the stars of the year, with mean annual temperature between 9 and 15°C. When you are particularly susceptible to low temperature and want to be out and about in the evenings, you should bring warm clothing - provided that the prognosis is based on a temperature below 10ºC.
I occasionally wore thermo clothes myself on these occasions and I don't freeze as lightly as some can. London quality, when it is breezy at the same tasting. Weather at this season tends to raise the temperature a little, but mostly during the afternoon, which means that nights can still be quite a chill.
There is a good possibility that you will feel at home in a short-sleeved T-shirt or top during the days in high temperature and sunny weather, but you should take a pullover or hooded sweatshirt and a coat (not hard ski gear) for the afternoons. It is the season of the year when the weather can change to summermode within a few week, so it is more important than any other season to keep an accurate weather-keeping.
You will want to take a mixture of clothing to be ready for unexpected temperature changes, especially in the evenings, although (heavy rainfall) is unlikely. It is the season of the year when I usually suggest Malta to visitors. All in all good weather and comfortable temperature, hot enough to go swimming, and you don't want the bustling summers as a bonuses!
Midsummer means that Malta is the sky of a solar provider (and the Eskimo experience its greatest nightmare) when both rain and cloud are scarce and the temperature is so high that you can often imagine an ice-cold bathr. A/C is like cyber and power even in Malta: There is such great interest in A/C systems in summer that it is not unusual for electrical spikes to cause a power failure.
It is natural for most humans to be able to enjoy sunshine and warmth, but it is recommended that they should take a lot of fluids, keep as far away from the warmth as possible between 11am and 4pm and get sufficient sunscreen. Sunbathing may be a good way to have a great vacation, but a bad dermatitis (not rare!) is not exactly the right gift to take home.
Don't be too worried about your umbrella, it will still be quite heated, so you will dehydrate in no more than a short while. A few use the chance for a nice bath in the cold weather (if it is not too windy). We are entering a season in which the change to colder weather can take place very quickly, although usually high temperature lasts until the end of October.
Indeed, you can still enjoy a comfortable swimming (and let the heat of the day burn you) at this season. It is also a period when the weather can be erratic. In one year nothing dramatic happens, in the next there is a rain storm, which will flood most dales and pick up riders whose vehicles will be carried away.
Awareness of weather patterns and talking to the local people when you're out and about. While most of your clothes will still be short-sleeved, keep an eye on the prediction and provide a few choices in case the temperature drops. Though November and December are usually not the coolest seasons of the year, the temperature can fall and it rains infrequently.
When you are looking for a frosty drink at home, it is best to travel to Malta now than in January or February. In general, in Malta it is not very long in early fall and early fall and within a few short months winters change to and fro. Having a relatively long summers, that probably sound great for the folks in the north, but it isn't always perfect.
The weather can sometimes be unforeseeable when there is a rapid change in the season. Especially at the end of summers, usually in September or October, it is not unusual for severe rains to suddenly cause problems on the streets of the lower areas of the archipelago, especially on the isle of Malta.
Indeed, when strong rains are anticipated, it is advisable to keep away from low-lying areas to prevent hazards. Even though the temperature is already high in July-August, it is not unusual for heat waves to reach 40+°C (104+°F), sometimes persisting for up to a whole month.
A further by-product of the scorching midsummer in Malta is what the natives call Rih Isfel (or southerly wind). If Rih Isfel appears in sommer, Malta is in heated, moist (and often dustier - especially suitable for asthmatics) outdoors. While it seldom takes longer than a few short or long nights, it will definitely not really be after the pleasant, sunny weather that is being used.
These weather patterns are more frequent in August and September than in June/July. The Maltese are much more likely to bemoan the weather from the hot than the coldness. This does not mean that it is not getting chilly in Malta. Even though a daily average of 10°C (50°F) is not necessarily cool for those from cooler climates, the relatively high air moisture increases the feeling.
If you are properly clothed, you can still be feeling all chill. However, the winters never last very long. Most of the really cool seasons are December and January, sometimes February. The fact that comfortable temperature in Malta is much more frequent can already be seen from the shelters. Isolation is restricted to sealing with membranes to keep rain water out, but the porosity of the lime and concrete blocks is not suitable for removing moisture (and cold).
You will also find that most structures have shallow rooftops because there is little possibility of ever getting covered with ice (the gravity of the strong snowfalls could cause the roof to collapse). Even though the amount of precipitation per year is relatively low (less than 600 mm per year on average), it really does rainstorm in the rainy season. It doesn't often come down in winters, and the actual strong rainfalls are most likely to occur in September or October, when the temperature is still hot enough not to be worried about a cold and all that.
Most of Malteser know the term snows from television or from travelling to cooler climates, considering that the temperature in Malta seldom reaches 0 °C (32 °F). Both temperature and ultraviolet values can increase during the hot season. In September to March, strong rainfalls are suddenly possible. Even though the temperature doesn't look very chilly in the overwintering seasons, don't let the high air moisture take you by surprise:
Put on your clothing and consider whether you should also bring along thermic basecoats if you are particularly susceptible to chill.