Weather in the Maltese islands is very strongly influenced by the sea, with a characteristic Mediterranean flavour - similar to that of southern Italy or southern Greece.  Summers are hot and dry, with winters cool and wet.  Average annual rainfall is 600 millimetres, most of which falls between October and March, with June, July and August usually quite dry.  Snow never falls in the islands, but it can get very windy at times - mostly from the north west.  There is, however plenty of winter sunshine, with daytime temperatures around 15 degrees centigrade or above, with around 5-6 hours of sunshine.  Summers are warm, dry and very sunny indeed - one will only rarely see rain between April and August.  July and August are the hottest months with temperatures often above 36 degrees C, with over twelve hours per day sunshine in July.  Humidity can be high during the summer months, but there is usually a cooling sea breeze to be had.

Month

Highest Recorded temps

Daily Average Temperature in degrees C

Lowest Recorded temps

Average Rainy Days per Month

Average daily sunshine hours
  High Low  
January 22.2 16.3 10.1 3.9 11.2 5.5
February 22.7 16.3 9.8 2.6 9.6 6.4
March 33.5 18.0 11.2 4.8 6.6 7.3
April 29.4 20.2 12.9 6.5 5.3 8.5
May 34.5 24.5 16.3 10.5 2.4 10.0
June 39.8 28.7 20.1 14.8 0.9 11.2
July 43.1 31.5 22.5 17.4 0.2 12.2
August 43.0 32.0 23.4 18.0 0.9 11.4
September 39.2 28.9 21.5 16.2 4.9 9.0
October 33.5 25.5 18.5 11.3 6.1 7.2
November 28.9 21.3 14.9 5.7 9.7 6.5
December 24.6 17.6 11.5 3.8

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