Quick overview of Maltese Islands
For a small archipelago, Malta has a lot to offer; rich history, plenty of outdoor activities, great weather and an abundance of hidden beauty.
There are ancient structures, amazing museums and the timeless beauty of the Mediterranean sea surrounding the islands.
You will notice ancient, historic buildings blending in with modern buildings that have been built recently.
The weather can affect the best time to visit Malta is, however, that fully depends on your personal preferences.
Although the island is guaranteed to have atleast 300 days of sun, during the winter time you will frequently experience grey skies and rain.
Needless to say,just like other popular destinations, there is a high season and a low season in Malta.
Inspite of these facts, Malta is a year-round destination, but like mentioned earlier,you can choose when to visit Malta.
A picture of the Blue Lagoon
The high season in Malta is from June until August and is one of the best times to visit the islands if you want to enjoy the sun, the sea and the parties.
During the high season, the weather is ideal for outdoor activities such as swimming, diving and sightseeing. Most of the activities happen during this time of the year.
Rainfall is rare during this time so you don’t have to worry about rainy days. You will experience more or less 3 months of blue skies and plenty of sunshine!
The only thing that you may want to know about this season in Malta is that it is more crowded than usual and the rates are the highest during these months.
Other than that, it’s a great time to enjoy the beaches with plentiful sunshine and refreshing while going for a swim in the calming waters of the Mediterranean.
You won’t find a cloud in the sky, so if that’s what you like, then this is the best time to visit Malta.
The low season in Malta starts from December until February.
During this time there are many rainy days (in fact, these are the rainiest months in Malta) and the temperatures dip lower than usual creating a damp chill in the air. However, you can still enjoy plenty of sunshine during this time.
The great thing about the low season is that prices are much lower than they are during the high season, so it is a wonderful time to enjoy Malta on a budget.
The winds pick up and the rain becomes more intense often causing floods in the streets. So, don’t forget your rain boots, raincoat and umbrella!
If you like big waves, wind and places without too many tourists, the low season is the best time of the year for you to visit.
Shoulder Seasons – Spring and Fall
There are two shoulder seasons in Malta, which are calmer times for visitors to experience the island’s charm.
The two shoulder seasons in Malta are from March until May (spring) and from September until November (fall).
From March until May, prices are still low and there are only a few tourists.
The days are sunnier than during the low season and by the end of the season, the sea temperatures are warm enough to go for a swim.
This time in Malta is great for a more relaxing holiday and you can enjoy the blossoming countryside.
As for attractions like museums, forts and churches, they are emptier than they are during the high season when they are packed with tourists.
September to November is also a great time to visit Malta because the sea temperatures are still comfortable enough to go for a swim during this period because of the summer heat that lingers on.
However, the closer it gets to November, the more the temperature drops and rainfall increases.
During this time, with the weather changing, it is often quite windy, which could make it unsafe to swim because of strong currents and big waves.
Therefore, we suggest that early fall is the best time during this season to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
It is less crowded because of fewer tourists and the weather is still enjoyable.
The countryside is also more colourful during this time than it is in the summertime because the rain encourages the grass to grow after a hot and summer.
When there are rain showers, they are often short and pass very quickly, so it’s not long before you see sunny, blue skies again.
If you want a quiet holiday, then fall is one of the best times for that in Malta.
The landscape is beautiful, the sea is still warm from the hot summer days and you still get sunny days with cool evenings.
There are also a lot fewer tourists for you so you can enjoy the beaches and visit the attractions in peace.
The prices also drop from September.
A picture of Popeye’s Village
The truth is that the best time to visit Malta depends entirely on you. Everyone has different preferences when it comes to the weather, the crowds and the things to do.
Some people prefer hot days to simply lounge at the beach while others prefer cooler days so they can do some sightseeing without sweating too much.
Malta is a year-round destination and all seasons should be experienced to witness the different charms that the islands have to offer!