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Climate in Malta
Malta has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters, very similar to the climate in southern Italy and Greece. Almost all the rain falls between October and March, making the rest of the year consistently dry. The temperature is fairly constant in Malta and there are frequent and often strong winds.
It is humid throughout the year, seldom falling below 40 percent. In summer, temperatures frequently reach 84F (30C) and can rise above 95F (35C), but the sea breezes often temper the heat. July and August are the hottest months. In spring and autumn, a hot wind known as the Xlokk sometimes brings high temperatures and humidity, while autumn gets sporadic rainfall.
Winters are mild, with daytime temperatures seldom falling below 50F (10C). Nights are somewhat colder but snow never falls in Malta. The wonderful Mediterranean climate makes Malta a year-round travel destination, though the peak summer months are predictably the most popular with tourists.
However, some prefer to visit in spring and autumn, between April and early June or in October, when the heat is less oppressive. If visitors are travelling primarily for historical sightseeing, winters can be a pleasant time to visit as Malta is less crowded and slightly cheaper.