Gozo Weather October Averages, Malta
What's the weather like in Gozo in October?
October typically marks the end of summer in Gozo and while average sea temperatures of 24°C ensures that it is still possible to swim in the sea every day, the weather is not nearly as consistent as it is in the peak months of July and August.
Throughout October, average temperatures of 21°C are usual, with highs reaching up to 24°C and lows of approximately 17°C. However with the chance of a sunny day falling to 47%, a week in Gozo in October is unlikely to be all sunshine.
The earlier in October that you visit Gozo, the more likelihood of warmer weather. Daily average temperatures can reach up to 24°C in the first half of the period. However, as you near the end of October, temperatures of 21°C and 20°C become far more likely.
Gozo still enjoys up to 9 hours of daily sunshine on average in October, making it much milder in this region than in many parts of Europe. And there have been a number of years where maximum temperatures have far exceeded the forecast, with temperatures reaching a very warm 35°C in October 1999.
October is also the second wettest month of the year and usually experiences approximately 90mm of rainfall collectively through the month, with a 33% possibility of any single day being rainy. This, together with the many warm days experienced during the month, ensure humidity in Gozo in October is considerably higher than in the drier summer months.
The highest amount of rain falling in one hour was experienced on the 4th October 2004 when 67mm fell between 7:56am and 8:56am. However the 5% chance of a cloudy day ensures visibility across the island still remains very good.
October is also the second windiest month of the year, with the chance of having a windy day on the island at approximately 15%. However, as most of the wind is Easterly, North Easterly in nature, the air temperature remains still very agreeable.
Hotels in Gozo in October
The Villa Narcissa
The Villa Narcissa in Nadur is a beautiful place to stay whatever the weather is doing. The onsite swimming pool and well furnished rooms are ideal for keeping cool when the weather is warm. And the use of ceiling fans, rather than air conditioning, is fully sufficient in the cooler October nights. As a family run establishment, John and Louise are always on hand to offer some friendly advice as to the best places to go in Gozo. And with local amenities and bus stops very close by, it is the perfect spot to enjoy your stay.
Il Plajja Hotel
The Il Plajja Hotel offers incredible views over the Marsalforn to enjoy that high October visibility. Thanks to its highly convenient location, the hotel is within easy reach of local restaurants, pubs and clubs as well as the beach and the bus stop to the capital. Take a drink on the rooftop bar before dinner and see the spectacular sights of the area. Or enjoy a meal in the in-house restaurant and savour freshly cooked produce directly from the harbour.
As the name suggests the Atlantis Lodge is the ideal place to stay for those that enjoy the sea. This beautiful, clean lodge is a short walk from the beach edge and the very popular Atlantis Dive Centre in Marsalforn. Impeccable cleanliness and warming hospitality ensure any stay in this lodge is just as memorable as the views from the roof terrace where you can enjoy your breakfast.
Bars and Restaurants
For a fully flavoursome Chinese meal in Gozo head to Pings Dining in Victoria. With a chain of restaurants across Gozo, Ping knows exactly what makes a high quality Asian dining experience, and she has incorporated it all into this latest addition. A combination of fresh food and traditional favourites are served in healthy portions and at great value too. Definitely worth a visit or two.
As its name suggests, The Diamond is a true gem when you are looking for traditional pub grub in Gozo. Run by two Geordies, whether you want fish and chips, mince and onion pie or a good old Sunday roast, they are all on the menu here. You can even have a 'full English' to start the day off right. Head down to Xlendi to experience the Diamond and it won't be long before you are back for more.
From Rabbit Sauce Ravioli to the perfect Fillet Steak, the combination of Italian Cuisine and Steakhouse style cooking offers some incredible results at Beppe's Restaurant in Marsalforn. Located close to the seafront, Beppe and his team obtain a lot of their produce directly from the fishing boats to ensure the freshest food comes onto the plates. And with a mixture of international wines and local favourites to wash it down with, eating at Beppe's is an occasion you won't want to miss.
Things to Do in Gozo in October
If you do experience some poor weather in October, then a trip to the Citadel Cinema will give you shelter and entertainment at the same time. Based in the centre of Victoria, the cinema has one or two showings everyday including the very latest blockbusters as well as some old favourites.
Ta Kola Windmill
The windier days in October make this the perfect month to visit the Ta Kola Windmill in Xaghra. Dating all the way back to the Knight's Period, this is one of the only windmills in Gozo left standing, and offers a wonderful insight into the lives of the millers of the period. Not only are the sights from the windmill itself spectacular, Ta Kola also houses the largest known collection of millers tools, many of which have been hand crafted by the millers that resided within the windmill.
Magro Food Village
The Magro Food Village offers a wonderful opportunity to experience some of Gozo's most loved specialities for yourself. Book a tour and discover the delights of the variety of foodstuffs produced on the island with plenty to taste on your way around. See mass production for yourself in the factory and local delicacies being made by hand in Savina Creations. You then have the opportunity to buy some of the delicacies to take home with you. It will whet your appetite for a truly memorable Gozitan experience.