The first of September and it felt hotter than ever today. But, things start getting less predictable as we enter September and we’re keen to see some rain give a wash down. But watch out on the roads this time of year; the first rain on all that summer sump oil can make things skiddy, very skiddy! With a more accurate update on what to expect of September weather in Malta, here’s our regular weatherman Tony Muscat who runs his own monitoring station, it-Temp, in Mellieha in Malta’s north…
Malta is now over the peak of the high temperatures, with a maximum average daytime temperature down a few degrees to 34C as well as the average night-time temperature also down several degrees at 22C.
Having said that, September can still feel as hot as the height of summer due to higher humidity levels. Even though it can often feel like a continuation of summer, September is when the first rains of the season will start, with an average of 70mm. Remember most of the rain on the Maltese islands falls during autumn and winter. Usually when the first rain storm appears towards the end of September, it will also signal a drop in the temperature, making for a more comfortable feel in the atmosphere and therefore better sightseeing weather.
The sea temperature will still create a beautiful bathing environment at 25C. Combine this with slightly less tourists visiting and children returning to school at the end of the month, and beaches will be less crowded.
Photo: Leslie Vella.