Gozo Weather March Averages, Malta
What's the weather like in Gozo in March?
Spring starts to arrive in Gozo in March, bringing with it longer, warmer days and a greater opportunity to soak up the sun.
Average temperatures for the month of March are expected to rise to approximately 14°C across Gozo. However by the end of the month, as the final signs of winter disappear, it is much more likely for the thermometer to be nearer to 15°C or even more.
Peak temperatures in March in Gozo have often reached over 17°C, while the highest temperature in recorded history for this first month of spring was a very warm 33.0°C back in March 2001. Night time temperatures also rise during the month, with the average temperature usually dipping no lower than 10°C.
The end of the month marks the end of the winter period and brings with it a much drier and warmer climate in Gozo. The chances of rainfall in March reduce to just 33%, ensuring that two days in every three should be dry. And with only 41mm of rain expected across the entire month, Gozo remains consistently pleasant even on days when there is some rainfall.
Thanks to its location close to the Equator, Gozo is one of the most pleasant places to visit during March and can offer some significant patches of very pleasant conditions. The warmer weather also produces longer periods of sun. An average of 9 hours of sun are enjoyed daily during the month of March. This then continues to increase until the longest days are experienced in the middle of July.
Winds are still relatively strong in March, with a 40% chance of a windy day in Gozo. However, with more sun and blustery days, the opportunity for cloud cover remains minimal and the 10% chance of a cloudy day ensures visibility is always good.
Sea temperatures traditionally remain stable across Gozo in February and March, with regions including Gozo and Mgarr measuring their lowest annual temperatures. However, with sea temperatures of 16°C expected, conditions for this time of the year are ideal.
Hotels in Gozo in March
Perfectly suited to its countryside environment, Tal-Bir Farmhouse is the ideal place to stay in Gozo throughout the year. But with the freshness of the March air and the beauty of the views surrounding the farmhouse, this is a wonderful time of year to experience such a unique location. There is plenty of space inside this five bedroomed villa for large families or groups to spend time together. And a well sized pool, sun terrace and bar-b-cue area outside. This farmhouse is ideally located for all local amenities and is even within walking distant of the Gozo Ferry should you wish to take a visit to the main Island of Malta.
San Andrea Hotel
The prize winning San Andrea Hotel in Xlendi is a family run establishment that is known for its welcoming atmosphere and sensational views. Book a sea view at this hotel in Gozo and you will not be sorry. The lack of cloud cover in March makes it a beautiful time to experience the visions that one of the most enticing coastlines has to offer. Or treat yourself to dinner in their well-stocked restaurant to enjoy fresh, local produce of the highest quality.
Electra Guest House
The Electra Guest House is the ideal place to stay for a budget getaway in Gozo in March, whether you choose to travel as a couple or as a family. The range of different room sizes and the central location in Marsalforn, means this family run hotel will appeal to every type of traveller. And with easy access to local attractions and transportation links, it offers a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere to anyone who chooses to stay.
Bars and Restaurants
Before the summer season starts, the hottest place to be has to be Ku Club in Xlendi. During the winter months many top international artists and DJ's will grace the decks at the Ku Club to create an Ibiza like atmosphere well into the night. Space out to some trance or raise your hands in the air to revel in the range of house music. It's the ideal place to be to make your nights as hot as your days.
Located directly on the seafront in Marsalforn, it is a testament to Otter's Bistro's cuisine that so many locals want to eat there. People will even travel from mainland Malta to experience the 'Daily Specials' delicacies including Quail, Gozo Cheese Salad or Octopus Stew. Choose to visit Otter's Bistro on a weekend and there are also likely to be special events and celebrations taking place inside the restaurant that will make your time in Gozo even more memorable.
The Clock House
For a late afternoon snack after visiting the Capital of Victoria, or just for a little Gozitan Café Culture, the Clock House is the place to be. With their incredible combination of cakes and biscuits as well as delicious lighter meals through the day, a trip to the Citadel just wouldn't be the same without it.
Things to do in Gozo in March
The Feast of Joseph
March sees the celebration known as the Feast of Joseph on Gozo. This annual event, which usually occurs over the third weekend of March centres around the town of Victoria, and lasts the entire weekend. The celebrations culminate in a late night firework display on the last night which can be seen for miles around.
The Ggantija Temples
The Ggantija Temples are a key part of the Maltese heritage, and are considered to be one of the oldest free standing structures anywhere in the world. The temples in Xaghra predate both the Egyptian Temples and Stonehenge, with one temple dating as far back as 3600BC. Purchase a 'Discover Gozo' ticket to enjoy this world heritage site for yourself and gain access to a further 21 places of historical significance across the island.
Gozo Segway Tour
If you want a different way to discover Gozo, consider a Gozo Segway Tour. By using this personal form of transport, it is possible to access places that are unreachable by car, yet you can cover more distance than would on foot. Choose from cross country, cliff top or town tours and gain a unique insight into this beautiful island.