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The Maltese climate, cultural and social life

Sun, fun and history. Did we mention sun?

The Maltese climate

The weather in Malta is mostly sunny, with an average of 300 days of sunshine every year, and around 12 hours of daily sunshine in summer going down to five to six hours in mid-winter.

Summers are hot, dry, and very sunny, but luckily daytime temperatures are mitigated by cooling sea breezes. Spring and autumn are cooler, except when the occasional Sirocco wind from Africa brings unseasonably high temperatures and humidity.

Winters are mild, with the occasional short cold spells brought about by the north and north-easterly winds from central Europe. Annual rainfall is low, averaging 568mm a year, brought to you by the occasional heavy storms.

It is possible to sunbath all throughout the year, even in the winter, as long as days are sunny. The peak beach season starts around early May and can last until mid- to late October.

The cultural and social life

Malta is characterised by a rich culture and social life. During the summer the Maltese spend most of their time outdoors thanks to the Mediterranean climate and the numerous beaches dotting the coastline. Al fresco dining is the order of the day. Promenades along the seafront will become part of your daily routine, whether it is to catch up with friends or do some exercise.

One of Malta’s great strengths is its size: within walking distance you can try out a new sport, laze on a cruise around the islands, or tour the most important historic sites. And after that, you can still have time to enjoy the night-life which is as fast-paced in Malta as in any European city. Last but not least, there are cultural events, from theatre to street theatre and concerts, that take place all the year round.

The Maltese islands offer plenty of opportunities for those seeking to learn a new skill, discover history or get fit. If you’re interested in sports, there is anything you could wish for, with fitness, spa and sports facilities all around the island.

The Maltese islands also pride themselves as a diving destination. They have been voted as the second ‘Best Diving Destination 2017’ for the second year in a row at the prestigious Diver Awards. This also placed the Maltese Islands as the most popular diving destination in Europe.

Whilst in Malta, you should also visit the oldest temples in the world ‘Ggantija Temples’ (Gozo), ‘Hagar Qim’ (Malta) and ‘Mnajdra Temples’ (Malta). For any history and art lovers, the Grandmaster’s Palace and St. John’s Co-Cathedral are sites worth visiting. If it is a nice sunny day, hike along Wied iz-Zurrieq or Selmun to experience Malta’s true beauty.

the maltese climate


Maltese (Malti) is the national language of the Maltese Islands. English is widely and fluently spoken and is the language of international business.

Maltese is descended from Siculo-Arabic (the Arabic dialect that developed in Sicily and later in Malta, between the end of the ninth century and the end of the twelfth century). Through the ages, many foreign words, particularly English and Italian, have become part of the language.

the maltese culture


Roman Catholicism is the official religion of Malta. Catholicism is present throughout the country in various ways. Catholic church domes can be seen along the skyline, and there are approximately 365 churches on the Maltese islands. Many other religious denominations are also represented on the islands with small but well established and active communities.

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