Gozo Weather December Averages, Malta
What's the weather like in Gozo in December?
December is the wettest month of the year in Gozo and one of the coldest too. But thanks to the year-round mildness of the climate in the region, there is still no sign of frost on the ground. Instead, beautiful green fields and lush grass makes Gozo the perfect winter time retreat.
Seven hours of daily sunshine and a 27% chance of a sunny day throughout the month ensures Gozo is still a fabulous place to visit at this time of the year.
And while the island may expect more rain in this month than it does at any other time of the year, overall rainfall in December is still only 112mm with a 54% chance of rain each day. This still makes it far drier than many other resorts in Europe at this time.
December is also a much cooler month on the island, especially when compared with the hot dry days at the peak of August. Average temperatures in December are approximately 14°C. But highs of up to 17°C in December, particularly in the first half of the month, make Gozo still feel very mild.
It is possible for the temperature to dip as low as 11°C in Gozo in December, especially as the year moves towards the end. But with the coldest ever temperature at this time registered in 2014 at 3.7°C, the climate consistently remains far above freezing. Conversely, record high temperatures for December of 23.3°C in 2010 ensure there is always the possibility of a very warm Christmas on the island.
However in Nadur at one point on 30 December 2014 , the dropped to -0.6c , the only time in Malta that there had been a below freezing temperature recorded . There wsas so much hail that day that snowmen were built by children in Sannat , Nadur , Xaghra and Xlendi on the island .
Only the bravest soles will tempt a swim at the beach in December as average sea temperatures in Gozo fall to a very fresh 19°C. Especially as the chances of a windy day rise up to 39%. These sea conditions then continue to remain poor throughout the winter period until we move into April or May when they start to recover.
Hotels in Gozo in December
Ferrierha Farmhouse is located in the beautiful town of Qala. Available for both short and long rental, the views can stretch all the way to Malta and Comino on the clear days in December. The authentic styled farmhouse offers all the hospitality you would expect from the very welcoming Swedish owners. And with it comes a genuine wooden sauna, perfect for warming you up after a refreshing dip in the pool.
Villa Xemxija offers a very unique place to stay when visiting Gozo. Though the large swimming pool and splash pool are not open during the winter months, the views from your private terrace make this the ideal place to stay. Only a five minute walk from all the amenities in Xlendi itself, Villa Xemxija offers peaceful convenience in a beautiful location.
For the perfect accommodation to access the centre of Victoria without Capital prices, stay at the Mariblu Hotel. Situated on the road between the ferry and the centre of Victoria, everywhere is easy to get to from Mariblu. And with both studio apartments and family suites available, you will find everything you need for a very comfortable stay.
Bars and Restaurants
L-Ankra Restaurant brings together European and Mediterranean cuisine to create an exceptional restaurant in the heart of Mgarr. The chef and owner of the restaurant is so passionate about his work that there is no doubt as to how he has developed such an outstanding reputation. And with eye catching décor, a varied wine selection and a menu that will tantalise your taste buds. Time spent at L'Ankra is time well spent.
If you are looking for a place to eat on Christmas Day, the Kempinski Hotel offers a beautiful treat for any festive visitor. You do not have to be a guest at the hotel to be able to enjoy their Christmas hospitality. But be sure to make a reservation, as such high quality dining with some of the best views in Gozo, is always a very popular place to be.
Grapes Wine Bar
For a great atmosphere and a friendly service whether you want a quick bite to eat or a night of fun, Grapes Wine Bar in St. George's square is always worth a visit. The combination of an attractive outdoor area and a vibrant internal space makes Grapes the perfect location for the changeable December weather. And with excellent food and weekly live music, no trip to Gozo would be the same without it.
Things to Do in Gozo in December
Take a look at the weather forecast to help decide how to spend your time in Gozo.
Due to the devout nature of many Gozitans, Christmas is of high importance and many activities that occur in December will be in preparation for this festival.
The Bethlehem f 'Ghajnsielem begins on the 6th December each year and is a life sized representation of the nativity village in Bethlehem. Free to enter, this magical experience involves more than 150 actors on a 20,000 square meter site, bringing the nativity to life. Thousands of visitors will flock to the island to see this spectacular. Just ensure you plan your trip to coincide with one of the organised animations that illustrate the true meaning of Christmas.
Visionism Family Photography
In the heart of Victoria, Visionism Family Photography is the perfect place to capture the most special images of your visit. Expert photographers use modern photography techniques to provide you with a tailor made photo shoot to suit your family and your tastes. At Christmas their snow globe themed images are just the thing to get you in the mood for some festive celebrations and make original Christmas cards too.
Pomzkizillious Museum of Toys
It is said that the Pomzkizillious Museum of Toys in Xaghra was started when English owner Susan Lowe was given a single doll. Today, it is an exhibition of toys from all over the world, which is made even more special when you visit during the Christmas period. Children are fascinated by the range of play things on display while many older generations will remember using some of the items themselves. Though small, Susan and her team are always on hand to make this an inspiring place to go. It is a museum that will always have a special place in your heart.