Weather Averages for Malta in June
Averages for Malta in June
June is a hot, dry and sunny month in Malta, although it’s not quite as hot as July and August, when major heat waves are a strong possibility. At this time of the year, the average temperature for the island increases from 21°C at the start of the month up to 25°C during the final few days. Daily highs follow a similar pattern, rising from 25°C to 29°C and daily lows also increase from 18°C to 21°C as the month develops.
Since 1987, the highest maximum temperature which has ever been recorded in Malta in June is 40.1°C, which was registered in 2007. The lowest minimum temperature ever to be recorded on the island during this month is 14.7°C, which was registered in 2013.
The average sea temperature for Malta in June is 22°C, which most visitors to the island will find pleasantly warm enough for swimming. This is why you’ll see so many swimmers and sunbathers on the beaches in Malta during your holiday in June.
During this month, Malta is subject to an average of 0mm of rainfall, with weeks passing by without any drop of rain at all. Despite the low average rainfall, the island does receive some form of precipitation on around three days each June. If you’re unfortunate enough to get some of the wet stuff during your holiday in Malta in June, it will most likely be moderate rain, thunderstorms or light rain.
The chance of rainfall occurring on any given day in Malta in June drops as the month progresses. Precipitation is most likely to happen on June 1st, when it occurs on 16% of days. On the other hand, rainfall is least likely to occur on June 30th, when it only falls on 8% of days.
Since 1985, the highest monthly rainfall ever to happen in Malta in June is 79.4mm, which was recorded in 2007. The highest number of rainy days ever observed in June in Malta is three and in the last three decades, this has only happened twice: once in 1996 and once in 2007. The highest amount of precipitation ever to fall within 24 hours in Malta in June is 47.7mm, which was recorded in 2007.
Malta enjoys an average of 13 hours of sunshine every day in June, giving you plenty of opportunities to explore the island and work on your tan. Throughout the month, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1st, with 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight, whereas the longest day of the month is June 16th, with 14 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.
Despite the intense heat and abundance of sunshine, Malta stays fairly humid at this time of year, thanks to the surrounding sea. In June, the average daily relative humidity for the island is 65%, which is quite high for summer. This figure is made up of lows of 42% (comfortable) and highs of 93% (very humid). The air tends to be at its driest around June 27th, when the relative humidity drops below 51% three days out of every four. The air is usually at its most humid around June 2nd, when the relative humidity exceeds 89% three days out of every four.
The average cloud coverage on a normal day in June in Malta falls from 25% (mostly clear) on June 1st down to 13% (mostly clear) by June 30th.
Over the course of a typical June in Malta, wind speeds vary between 0 m/s and 7 m/s – light air to moderate breeze. During this month, wind speeds very rarely go above 10 m/s – fresh breeze. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) usually occurs around June 1st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s normally happens around June 30th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. Since 1997, the highest wind gust ever recorded in Malta in June is 34 knots, which was registered in 2008.
Dates for the diary
Between June 2nd and 8th in 2014, the University of Malta hosts the Military Architecture in Baroque Malta. This week-long course covers the Baroque Age’s military architecture on the island, focusing on artillery fortifications built between 1530 and 1798 by the Hospitaller Knights of St. John the Baptist.
On June 7th, Malta celebrates Sette Giugno. This public holiday commemorates the violent events of June 7th in 1919, when the Maltese rioted against Great Britain, demanding a say in the governing of the island. The highlights of this event are the parades which take place at St. George's Square in Valletta and in Xagħra, Gozo.
On June 8th in 2014, the Tuba Quartet will perform at the St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity. This musical concert forms part of the centre’s 2014 lunchtime concert series and is a must-see for classical music lovers.
Between June 24th and 26th in 2014, AquaBio Tech Group hosts An Introduction to Marine Biology. This three-day educational course is made up of numerous lectures which look at the formation of the Mediterranean Sea, marine species and their habitats. In addition to the lectures, participants will also have the opportunity to try their hands at scuba diving and snorkelling.
Malta hosts one of the biggest and best music concerts of the year on June 25th in 2014 – the Isle of MTV Malta Special. This annual event is held at the Granaries, where more than 50,000 people flock each year for the chance to see some of the world’s top established music artists. Some of the previous headlining acts have included Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas.
The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul is celebrated in Rabat on June 29th in 2014. This public holiday includes a harvest and folk festival which commemorate the two founders of the Christian Church in Malta. Other activities and events include processions, folk music performances and firework displays.
Celebrate the founders of the Christian Church St. Pauls in June, Malta.
Things to do
June is a great time of year to sample one or more of the three main events held by English Rose Cruises, based at Tunny Net Jetty, Mellieha Bay, Mellieha. Every Wednesday night, this organisation hosts a Comino BBQ Night at Blue Lagoon, where a boat departs from the Tommy Net Jetty at 5:45pm and heads for Mgarr Harbour in Gozo, to soak up the views of the harbour before heading to the Blue Lagoon for the BBQ. Dancing and musical entertainment are also held until 11:15pm, when the tour returns to the Tommy Net Jetty.
The Valletta Grand Harbour Cruise on Sundays is also worth considering, which starts at 10:45am. This trip cruises past the Islands of St Paul and the Great Harbour, where you can hear a commentary about the history of various important sites in and around Malta.
The Comino Day Trip is another popular option with visitors, featuring a trip around numerous sites of interest in the Malta area, including the Blue Lagoon and the caves of the Crystal Lagoon. This trip also features an opportunity for diving, swimming and snorkelling at the Crystal Lagoon where the boat moors for 45 minutes.
Cruise around the Caves of the Crystal Lagoon, Malta.
June is also a fantastic time of year to visit Malta’s animal parks. The LWS Animal Park at Zinzell Street, Marsaskala is particularly suitable for families with young children, as it features many displays of animals which you can interact with and feed. There are numerous other onsite facilities provided, including a go-kart track and horse riding, play parks and play areas.
Another option is the Mediterraneo Marine Park, located at White Rocks, Bahar ic-Caghaq, Sliema. This animal park offers a number of shows with of dolphins, sea lions and parrots, as well as a reptile house. If you’d like to get up-close and personal with the animals, you can even sign up to go swimming with dolphins.
Where to eat and drink
Malta has a large number of restaurants, catering for all tastes. Palazzo Preca at Strait Street, Valletta serves an eclectic mix of Mediterranean and Maltese cuisine. Here you’ll find a wide range of light snacks and main meals to choose from, making it a great choice for lunchtimes and evening meals.
Oblico Cafe at 142 Triq ix-xatt, Il Gzira, is known for top quality home-made Mediterranean-themed snack foods. When you pop by, make sure you try the cakes – they come very highly recommended.
A beach bar to try is Ray’s Lido, which also contains a cafeteria and gelateria, making it suitable whether you want a filling meal, a light snack or a sweet treat.
The Bellini Bar at 3 Paceville Avenue is situated within the main nightlife centre inside Paceville and it is highly-regarded for its range of quality spirits, making it a top pick for those who fancy a drink.
Hit the beach
June is a superb time of year to hit the beach because the weather is reliably dry and sunny, but not as excessively hot as it sometimes gets in July and August. However, being a small island, the choice of good beaches at Malta is limited.
Ghadira Bay at Mellieha Bay, the largest beach in the Maltese islands, is close to bars and cafes which offer plenty of choice when it comes to food and drinks. At this time of year you can expect regular entertainment during evenings at these venues, too.
A popular family-friendly beach is the Paradise Bay in the far north of Malta, close to the Gozo Ferry. This beach is ideal for swimming and snorkelling, thanks to the clean and clear waters.
Where to stay
Malta is full of attractive accommodation options. A top-end hotel is the Westin Draganora Resort at 5 Dragonara Rd, Saint Julian's, which boasts piano music in the bar on evenings, fabulous breakfast buffets and a spa.
For those after a luxurious stay in a hotel close to major attractions, Hotel Juliani at 25 St Georges Rd, Saint Julian's is situated in a vibrant area of Malta and boasts beautiful views over the harbour.
Palazzo Capua at Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema offers 4-star accommodation located close to the Silema sea front, making it particularly suitable for romantic retreats.
Self-catering options are also numerous throughout Malta and include the St. Julians Penthouse.
Self catering accommodation options, Malta.