Gozo Weather July Averages, Malta
What's the weather like in Gozo in July?
Gozo enjoys more daily sunshine hours in July than in any other month of the year. And if you like dry, hot, humid weather this is definitely the time to visit. An average of 14 hours of sunshine a day and a 93% chance of a sunny day ensure Gozo is the place to be in July.
The 3% chance of rain ensures every day is nice and dry, with less than 1mm of rain expected to fall throughout the month. This lack of rain means that Gozo is at its least humid at this time of year, but the air can still feel very sticky.
While the average high temperature in July is generally the same as August at a blissful 31°C, slightly lower overall average temperatures of 26°C mean July is only recorded as the second hottest month of the year.
But with long, hot days consistently throughout the month, the chances of a heatwave in Gozo in July are still very real. During the 1990s Gozo recorded temperatures of over 40°C in July almost every year, with the maximum temperature ever recorded reaching an incredible 42.8°C. It is therefore essential that you always carry fresh water and use effective protection from the sun wherever you go.
Forecasts for this summer in Gozo look equally as fine. But with the chance of a windy day falling to just 14% during July and the average wind speed at one of its lowest levels in the entire year, it is a good idea to ensure your accommodation provides air conditioning as standard.
Even minimum temperatures in Gozo during July are still wonderfully warm. And with average minimum temperatures of 21°C throughout the month, there is never any need to worry about getting cold in Gozo.
Hotels in Gozo in July
The Ellie Boo Bed and Breakfast
The Ellie Boo Bed & Breakfast in Xaghra provides a welcome relief from the hot July sun. Each room is fully equipped with air conditioning, and the beautiful pool outside is idyllically located to take advantage of the views of the Marsalforn Valley below. The staff are very welcoming and the building is excellently located for the beach, local amenities and some fabulous restaurants. Elli Boo Bed & Breakfast will provide everything you need for a wonderful stay in Gozo.
Even in the high summer season, the Hotel Calypso can service your every need. Situated directly on the beach in one of the most beautiful spots on the Island, the recent renovations of this hotel means that it truly lives up to its four stars. Take advantage of the many activities arranged directly by the hotel or choose to explore the island independently. At the end of the day, the beautiful restaurants, effective air conditioning and ceiling fans, roof top pool and luxury spa facilities mean you will always want to come back.
Bella Vista Farmhouses
Stay in one of the rustic houses that make up the Bella Vista Farmhouses for a wonderful base for your trip to Gozo. The Bella Vista farmhouses are situated across the island, to ensure you can choose a location and level of facilities that will suit your stay. The majority of locations come with air conditioning and a private swimming pool as standard. All are clean, well equipped and very welcoming, to keep you cool after a hot day in the July sun.
Beaches in Gozo in July
The sea temperature is also sublime in Gozo in July. Average sea temperatures of 26°C make this the perfect month to hit the beach and enjoy some fun, Gozo style.
The beautifully unspoilt pebble beach at Ghasri Valley is the ideal place to go when you want to get away from the crowds. Even in the height of the summer season, this small beach is never too busy. Set in the heart of Ghasri and accessed directly from the village square, even when the beach is full, a visit to the narrow creek makes the walk down the 100 stairs to get to it worth every step. Or if you don't fancy the walk down or up, take a boat directly into the valley for a sight that should not be missed.
Ix-Xatt l-Ahmar is a wonderful beach for sunbathers, swimmers and divers alike. The sunken Xlendi ferry boat sited in the clear waters makes the perfect location for snorkelling or diving. While the secluded bay ensures a beautiful climate for sun worshippers throughout July. Located on the Rabat road in Mgarr, this is the perfect place to soak in some Gozitan sun.
Bars and Restaurants
Kantra Beach Club
Though not actually set on a beach, some say the Kantra Beach Club has a reputation for offering the highest quality cuisine on Gozo. Visit in the day or the evening, there is always a huge variety of locally caught produce on offer as well as some traditional favourites. The portions are well sized, the views are exceptional and the service is second to none. As part of the Ta Cenc Hotel, but still a 20 minute walk away on a challenging footpath, Kantra Beach Club is a truly exceptional choice.
22Four Restaurant boasts an incredible location directly located in the main square in Qala. Both on the external terrace in the warm summer air or inside the main restaurant, the atmosphere is lively and the décor stylish. Open from 6pm until late, choose from the range of locally produced delicacies and international favourites, accompanied by local and foreign wines. Then delight in the various home-made desserts that give this restaurant such an enviable reputation. From prawns and octopus stew to frogs and kangaroo, everything on the menu is exceptional.
Things to Do in Gozo in July
In July, Gozo opens its doors to the annual Sunscape Festival based in Ramla Bay. This international music and crafts festival sees 60 acts including 30 international artists spread across four stages and three nights to create Europe's most intimate island festival. Visitors of all ages enjoy the music, the workshops, collaborative art installations and strong feeling of positive community life that comes from this event. All with the breath-taking backdrop of gorgeous Gozitan weather and views across the azure Mediterranean Sea.
Heart of Gozo
When you want to understand just what makes Gozo so special, a visit to the Heart of Gozo museum in St George's Square in Victoria is an absolute must. This beautifully laid out museum provides the history of the Gozitan people, demonstrated in the many artefacts of religious culture and crafts that decorate each room. The staff are welcoming and helpful, and are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. And, with regular, temporary exhibitions within the museum, there is always something new to see.
For a day you will never forget, book a sailing tour around the island of Gozo. From sunset sails to all day activity tours, travelling by boat is a beautiful way to see the island and keep cool. The lack of wind in July ensures sea levels are calm. And if you get too hot on board, there is always the opportunity to jump off the side and take a quick dip. With food and drink supplied as standard, this is a wonderful way to experience a different side to Gozo.