Sara and John say...
There’s a lot of British cultural influence in this triplet of Mediterranean islands. But that’s where the similarity ends! Unlike the UK, you can rely on blue skies for much of the year.
Summer is hot and sunny, with barely any rain between June and September. Daytime temperatures typically sit close to 30 Celsius, with cooling sea breezes preventing the heat from feeling too stifling. Perfect beach weather! But sunscreen and hydration are essential.
Visitors looking for a quieter off-peak trip often choose the late spring and early autumn. Slightly lower temperatures make this a great time for getting out and about to explore the dramatic scenery and wildlife of the islands. However, a scirocco wind from North Africa can occasionally send the mercury towards 40 Celsius, with some Saharan dust leading to hazier skies.
It’s not until October that the weather turns less settled, with showery rain and gustier winds on some days through the winter months to follow. However the seas remain warm until the end of the year.
From December to March, daytime temperatures sit mostly within the mid to high teens Celsius. But even in the depths of winter, warm and sunny days are not uncommon; and most days remain dry.
Spring sees rising temperatures, lighter winds and increasing sunshine. It’s a choice time to enjoy the verdant flora and stunning sea views, before the peak of summer arrives.
In fact, there’s not a bad time to visit Malta; just different versions of great!