Malta weather

Our guide to the weather in Malta destination during January


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Sea temperature

We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Malta, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Malta weather in January.

What's the weather like in Malta in January?

A July Dreamer Warm with a cool breeze Answered by A July Dreamer

What should I pack for a holiday in Malta during January?

A July Dreamer 1) A warm light coat and cardigans, 2) Jeans as being on the water can be quite chilly, 3) Sunglasses - it’s still sunny, and 4) Swimsuits - if does her warmer during the day and you can dip into the sea Answered by A July Dreamer

What's great about Malta in January?

A July Dreamer Catching the winter sun at the height of winter for the rest of Europe Answered by A July Dreamer

What should I wear in Malta in January?

Paul Layers! In a sheltered sunny spot, you can wear a t-shirt, but a bit of wind and you'll need a jumper. Most people I saw had a coat with them, and there are times that I wish I'd brought one with me. Very few people braved shorts or short skirts/dresses. Answered by Paul

What's the temperature like in Malta during January?

The temperature is extremely stable in January with average highs of 16℃ and lows just 2℃ lower at 14℃. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Malta during January?

On average, there will be 4 rainy days during the month, amounting to 83.5mm in total. That's a significant amount of rain. For comparison, the wettest months in the UK typically sees between 80mm and 100mm, depending on where you are. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Malta during January?

The water around Malta is around 16℃ during January. It will feel a little on the cool when first entering, but you'll warm up quickly. Most kids will have no problem with this temperature, but those who feel the cold are unlikely to want to swim.

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