October weather in Malta tends to be split in two. Generally towards the beginning of October it may feel like a more tolerable summer. Days are warm, the sea is 23C, so warm enough for swimming and lazy days on the beach are perfect. Showers are possible at any time, however at some point in October, one wakes up and says to oneself that winter has truly begun.
Temperatures will drop suddenly and thunderstorms appear. Although this drop in temperature will only be a few degrees, combine it with wind, humidity, and night time temperatures that require us to put on more than T-shirts to keep warm, and days that seem to grow noticeably shorter, and we sense that summer is well and truly over.
However, one needs to put this change of weather in a European context, as the average daytime temperature will still be 25C and around 19C at night, with just over 7 hours of sunshine a day. So, all in all, we can still consider ourselves very fortunate to be in Malta in autumn.
Weather watch is brought to us by our regular weatherman Tony Muscat who runs his own monitoring station, it-Temp, in Mellieha in Malta’s north.