Gozo Weather May Averages, Malta
What's the weather like in Gozo in May?
While there is still some disturbed days in Gozo in May,the weather at this time of the year is traditionally glorious. Average temperatures of 19°C ensure the feeling of summer is in the air and everyone wants to get out and enjoy it. As May ends, Gozo moves into summer in earnest, with daily temperatures climbing from 19°C at the beginning of the month to a sensational 22°C by the time May is done.
Apart from the three key summer months of June, July, and August, Gozo also enjoys more daylight sun hours in May that at any other time of the year. A standard day in May will offer up to 12 hours of sunshine, to ensure you can make the most of every moment.
Highs of up to 23°C are expected during the first of the warmer months in Gozo, however in the very warmest times, temperatures in May have reached over 39°C, with the warmest May on record occurring in 1998. Minimum temperatures of 15°C ensure the climate is always very pleasant, with every day having a 53% chance of being sunny.
Throughout the entire month of May, expected rainfall across Gozo is only ever approximately 7mm, ensuring long dry days with a mere 16% chance of any precipitation at all.
Thanks to these long, dry days and high volume of sun, visibility in May is also very clear. There is only an 11% chance of having a cloudy day, which ensures lots of opportunity to experience everything that this wonderful island has to offer.
Hotels in Gozo in May
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
Enjoy the incredible views and luxury surroundings of the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz. Or treat yourself to one of the many indulgent treatments in their in-house spa. This is a beautiful place to stay. Air conditioned rooms, private balconies and a lavish swimming pool are a magnificent accompaniment to the incredible surroundings of this hotel in Gozo. Enjoy dining in one of the three high quality restaurants within the hotel and experience the fresh flavours and sensational delights on your luxury stay.
Dar Ta'Betta Farmhouse
Experience the true magic of rustic Gozo in the Dar Ta' Betta farmhouse. This beautiful two bedroom house sleeps up to four people and boasts its own private swimming pool, sun loungers and BBQ area. Situated in the heart of Gharb, Dar Ta' Betta is the perfect location for a small family or two couples and has a charm all of its own.
The Villa Atlantis
The Villa Atlantis Apartments are the ideal place to stay if you would like to experience the beautiful clean waters that surround Gozo in May. Available on a self-catering basis, these two and three bedroom apartments are situated close to the fabulous Xlendi Bay, one of the most popular beaches in Gozo. They are also within walking distance of a range of cafes, bars and dive schools all of which become very popular in May.
Beaches in Gozo in May
May sees a rise in sea temperature in Gozo, with the water usually feeling a very pleasant 19°C throughout the month. These warm temperatures encourage a wealth of swimmers to enjoy the water at a time when the sea is also at its cleanest.
Marsalforn Bay is one of the most popular beaches in Gozo. It is popular with swimmers, sunbathers, divers and snorkelers, especially in May when the beaches are at their cleanest. The many summer houses surrounding the beach are occupied all season long by a combination of renters and local owners. For the more active, the beach also offers wide variety of water sports directly from the beach. And thanks to its natural shelter and relatively shallow waters, it is the perfect place to take children too.
For a quieter beach experience, opt to visit the smaller location of Dahlet Qorrot in Nadur, especially on weekdays in May. This secluded pebbly beach offers the perfect place to swim off of the rocks into the clear blue Mediterranean Sea and enjoy a spot of diving or snorkelling. A snack truck provides a choice for lunch, or sit on the benches and watch the local fishing boats come in before taking a walk along the cliff path for the perfect end to another wonderful day in Gozo.
Bars and Restaurants
Rabbit Ravioli and freshly caught fish and seafood served to you in the most incredible ancient farmhouse setting, ensure Ta'Frenc fine dining should not be missed. This award winning restaurant is located between Marsalforn, Zebbug and Xaghra, making it easily accessible from all areas of Gozo. Enter the stone-arched gateway and step into a world of gastronomic heaven. With a fusion of French and Maltese style cuisine, for any food lover, Ta'Frenc is a very special treat.
For drinks before dinner, a relaxed meal or great live music at the weekends, Zeppi's Pub has it all. Located in Qala, between Mgarr and Nadur, on a warm May night you can sit outside and watch the world go by in the square below. Or enjoy the atmosphere of the wide range of people and ages that frequent this establishment. It's small, it's cosy and it provides outstanding value for money however you decide to enjoy it.
Anyone missing British food or culture is going to want to make a stop at Bo Jangles. This combination of English Pub and restaurant serves fish and chips, Sunday roast and a really good pie. All your meals can be enjoyed while watching your favourite sports on the big screen TV's. It's a home away from home and a great way to catch up on everything you've been missing.
Things to Do in Gozo in May
Nature has built its own viewing port at the Azure Window, and the view is incredible. Standing 328 feet high, this natural phenomenon in the rocks of south Gozo is one of the most popular attractions in Gozo and boasts millions of visitors every year. By visiting in May, you can enjoy all the wonderful sights of the region without the crowds. Watch locals jump off of the cliffs to discover the wonders of the Blue Hole beneath. Or enjoy a relaxing drink at the Indoor Sea whilst taking in one of nature's most spectacular sights.
St. Paul's Shipwreck
While St Paul's Shipwreck traditionally falls on 10th February in Gozo, to take advantage of the improved weather, it is celebrated on the third Sunday of May in il-Munxar. These celebrations centre on the baroque-style temple that was dedicated to the saint in 1926 and has been a focal point for the feast ever since. Join in the festivities and celebrations which culminate in a procession around the church and a display of fireworks in the evening.
To take in all the sites of Gozo in one day, opt for a Jeep Tour around the island. If the May weather lives up to its reputation, you can even incorporate a powerboat ride within the tour so that you can see this beautiful island from every angle. Most full day jeep tours will also offer lunch as part of the day and provide you with the opportunity to take some outstanding photographs.