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Malta's Climate

Malta Golden SandsMalta's climate is one of the reasons tourists flock to this Mediterranean Island. What makes Malta such a paradise, even beyond what you would expect to find in the warmth of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea is that it is small enough that anywhere you go, no matter how far “inland,” you are only a few miles from the gentle ocean breeze that keeps the heat comfortable and enjoyable. That is the beauty of the climate in Malta.

The winter in Malta is still comfortably warm, although it is the height of what could be called their rainy season. The relative levelness of the weather temperatures makes the climate of the Maltese islands attractive to travellers. There simply isn’t a bad time to head to Malta and enjoy a vacation no matter what time of year it is.

Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, travellers get the benefits of being surrounded by beautiful water, but the way the Mediterranean is surrounded by the European continent to the North and on each side, and the African continent below, there is no real threat of hurricanes or severe tropical storms like those found in the Caribbean during certain times of the year. That means Malta's climate is mild all year round.

In fact, Malta is surrounded by calm, tranquil water and bathed in warm, sunny weather nearly all year round. The average temperature in Malta is 18 to 19 degrees Celsius (64-66 degrees Fahrenheit). With 3,000 hours of sunshine and lots of long, warm days in the summer, swimming and other water sports such as scuba diving are always available from May through October. For tourists more interested in the geography and culture of Malta, the only slightly cooler winter months from November to April are a true delight. Still plenty warm enough to enjoy being outdoors, but not too hot, Malta's climate is almost soothing before the summer beach tourists arrive. During the winter months, westerly winds blow in rain. The coastline has bluffs and mountains that block a lot of the stronger wind from making a heavy impact, so that even in the wintertime, the balmy climate in Malta makes it a beautiful island paradise.

The one thing visitors should be prepared for when visiting Malta is the humidity. Ocean air and hot sun are the combination for the heavy dampness, especially in the summer months. During the day, the ocean breezes can help cut the humidity.  October and November see the windiest weather on the island of Malta. This can be a plus if you love the power of large, dramatic waves and rolling seas. The winds that blow across Malta are known as Sirocco. They are dry and hot, originating from the Sahara Dessert on the African continent below and are responsible for lifting the summertime temperatures. But that's the only downside to Malta's climate.

It doesn't matter what time of year you set foot on Malta, the climate is always conducive to sunny, Mediterranean living.

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