The climate in Malta

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this site are taken from the collected data from the official weather station of Malta at an altitude of 91m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: Subtropics of the northern hemisphere

For several months of the year, it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees Celsius, sometimes up to 32 degrees. Due to the warmer temperatures, the best time for traveling is from July to August. Less attractive are the cold months from December to April.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Malta
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Malta
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Long-term development of temperatures from 1985 - 2022

In contrast to single record values, long-term development cannot simply be brought about by all weather stations in the country. Both the number and the locations are constantly changing. An average value would give a distorted result. If several measuring stations in particularly cold mountain or coastal regions are added in one year, the average would decrease as a result of this alone. If a station fails during the summer or winter months, it does not provide any values and distorts the average again. The subsequent long-term development was therefore reduced to only 1 measuring points in order to have comparable data over as long a period as possible.

In the years 1985 to 2022, there were only these 1 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Luqa). From these weather reports, we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was August 1999 at 29.3 °C. February 2012 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 10.2 °C.

The average annual temperature was about 19.1 °C in the years after 1985 and about 19.8 °C in the last years before 2022. It has therefore increased only slightly by about 0.8 °C over the past 38 years. This trend only applies to the selected 1 weather stations in Malta. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of global warming has been provided separately.

Long-term development of temperatures in Malta

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.
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