What’s the weather like in Malta in April?
Sitting between Sicily and North Africa, Malta’s a Mediterranean archipelago with some of Europe’s best weather. There’s less rain and warmer temperatures in April as the summer gets closer. You’ll enjoy lots of sunshine at this time although you might still get the occasional downpour.
The Mediterranean Sea’s heating up in April, but is still quite cool which stops Malta from warming too much. The country’s fairly windy because it’s quite exposed and mainly flat, while there’s not much difference in climate around Malta. Breezes keep things cool, although it can get hot in Malta when the Sahara Desert sends hot winds over, along with the occasional dust storm.
The average high temperature in Malta during April is 20ºC, which is perfectly warm enough for spending long days at the beach or by the pool. You should pack some warmer clothes for the evenings though as things can get a bit chilly, while the average sea temperature’s 17ºC. Humidity’s low and ranges from around 55-95%, with average rainfall 26mm over six rainy days.
During April you can expect 13 hours of daylight with eight hours of sunshine each day. Take care of yourself in the sun as UV levels will be high. Sunset’s just before 7.30pm at the beginning of April and gets later as the month goes on.
Things to Do
Things to do
The weather’s ideal for sightseeing in April, and there’s some great ancient sites to visit including the Ħagar Qim temple complex. You can put Malta’s winds to good use on a sailing trip, or head to the south coast and check out the Blue Grotto sea caves. If you’re into surfing then try popular spots such as Ghallis, Palm Beach and St Thomas, or dip into Malta’s diving scene.
Where to stay
There’s not much difference in weather across Malta, so you don’t have to worry about this when booking accommodation. The capital city Valletta’s on the main island’s north coast, where you can wander the historic streets before checking out the port area. Just to the north you’ll find Sliema and St Julian’s, which are the most popular resorts despite having rocky beaches. If you prefer sandy beaches then try the north west’s Golden Bay or Ghajn Tuffieha, or Mellieha Bay with its lovely long beach. Across Mellieha Bay are Bugibba and Qawra, which are both quite lively, while Ramla Bay in the north of Gozo offers a nice and quiet vibe.