What is the weather like in Malta during the winter? If you are planning on booking flights to Malta for a little out-of-season getaway, then read on to find out what to expect during the autumn and winter months.

When you think of Malta you probably think of long hot summers, beautiful coastlines, and incredibly crystal blue waters- and you would be right. But what is the weather like in Malta during the winter? If you are planning on booking flights to Malta for a little out-of-season getaway, then read on to find out what to expect during the autumn and winter months.

September/October

After the sultry, sizzling days of summer have diminished, the onset of September brings a bit of relief from the high temperatures and blazing sunlight as the mercury takes a slight dip. Whilst the days are still long and sunny, they are interspersed with cooler winds and even the odd cloud in the sky. It is still perfect beach weather and you will find that the sea water is still over 25 degrees meaning you can leave your wetsuit at home. The air temperature is between 25-30 degrees so you can still enjoy the beach, the pool, the countryside and everything else that you would want to do in the summertime. 

November/December 

As winter starts to roll in, the temperatures start to take a dip. You can expect temperatures between 18-25 degrees with a bit of rain and blustery weather from time to time. Despite the odd chance of a shower or two, these months are some of the most pleasant on the Maltese islands. The countryside starts to come alive, the skies are wild and beautiful, and the weather is just right for heading out trekking or exploring without having to worry about getting sunburnt or overheated! Whilst it might be a bit nippy for the beach, you will see plenty of locals and tourists still braving the waters. Christmas is usually sunny and many residents often eat their Christmas lunch sat outside, albeit with a snazzy Christmas jumper on to keep any possibly chills at bay!

January/February 

The first months of the year are usually the coldest with temperatures fluctuating between 10-17 degrees. Rain is a bit more common during these months too, but don’t let that put you off! You will be overwhelmed by the green of the rolling countryside and the large waves that crash into the dramatic coastline. The weather is just perfect for wrapping up and taking a stroll around some of Malta’s most enticing sights.

March/April 

As the months of winter begin to mellow, you can well and truly sense that spring is in the air during the months of March and April. With temperatures starting to rise towards 20 degrees and sometimes beyond. It’s the perfect time to plan a trip before the tourist season kicks off again. Some people even brave swimming in the sea during these months, and whilst not exactly as warm as the summer months, the sea temperature is often higher than most other parts of Europe. April is one of the most beautiful months to visit Malta, with sunshine, moderate temperatures, and the scent of spring all around you.