What’s the weather like in Malta in May?
Malta enjoys some of Europe’s best weather because of its position in the Mediterranean Sea in between the island of Sicily and North Africa. The archipelago is close to summer in May, which sees rising temperatures. You'll get lots of sunshine and hardly any rain if you plan your holidays to Malta at this time.
The Mediterranean Sea has a big impact on Malta’s weather, and its warming up in May after the cooler spring. This helps temperatures get hotter on land, although breezes will keep you comfortable. Malta’s relatively flat and quite exposed so it can be windy, although this can be pleasant in May with the hot conditions. This also means that there’s not much difference in weather across the country. Hot winds can occasionally blow in from Africa, which can make things heat up in Malta.
You're going to be spending lots of time sunning yourself in Malta during May, as the average high temperature is 24ºC. Although the evenings are quite pleasant you’ll probably want to pack some warmer things to wear. The average sea temperature’s 19ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from the late-40s to early-90s(%). Average rainfall drops to just 9mm across three rainy days.
There’s plenty of sunny weather at this time, and you can look forward to 14 hours of daylight with ten long hours of sunshine each day. The UV index will rise to a very high level so take care of your skin in the sun, which sets around 8pm during May.