Gozo Weather September Averages, Malta
What's the weather like in Gozo in September
The first half of September in Gozo is traditionally considered part of summer with consistently long days of dry hot sun and warm nights. However, by the middle of September there is a very abrupt chance in the climate on the island. The possibility of higher winds increases. There is a greater chance of rain and slightly lower temperatures to indicate that the summer may well be coming to an end.
Average temperatures of 24°C throughout September, make it the perfect location for some late summer sun. Though the main focus of the heat is definitely in the first half of the month. Daily average temperatures only drop to 24°C or 23°C by the end of the month. And while this is still very mild for this time of year, it is significantly lower than the peak temperatures seen in July and August.
On the very coolest days, average temperatures of 20°C ensure Gozo remains extremely pleasant throughout the month. Even on the coldest day in September in recorded history in 2003, the thermometer was still higher than 16°C.
Thankfully sea temperatures in September remain very warm with the best beaches in Gozo offering water temperatures of approximately 26°C. And with the midday summer sun not peaking so high and the large summer crowds diminishing, it is a wonderful time to enjoy a full day at the beach or one of the many water sports available on the island.
Expect an average of 10 hours of daily sunshine through most of September, which only reduces to 9 hours as you start to move closer to October. And with the chance of having a sunny day still a very high at 64%, September is a wonderful time to visit.
Even on wetter days, only an average of 40mm of rain falls in the whole month of September in Gozo. The chance of any one day being rainy is just 26%. And with the possibility of having a cloudy day just 2%, visibility remains very high throughout the entire period.
For a chance to enjoy some warm sun and warm sea without the crowds, early September weather in Gozo is beautiful.
Hotels in Gozo in September
Villa Bronja is situated in the popular Xlendi Bay, offering the ideal location to enjoy a beach holiday in September. With a variety of one and two bedroom apartments, all with their own separate entrances, this is the ideal place for a couples, families or large groups. The villa boasts its own private pool, outstanding views and a balcony or terrace for each of their guests. With a variety of top restaurants, cafes and shops just a short walk away, Villa Bronja has everything.
Thirty Seven Gozo
Thirty Seven Gozo is a hidden gem in the small town of Munxar. This sophisticated dwelling has been constructed by knocking together three traditional farmhouses to create a stylish residence for anyone that chooses to stay there. Italian furniture, wet rooms and the choice of two swimming pools as well convenient access to the local town and the Capital provides a touch of luxury for visitors to this exclusive location.
Nadur Boutique Hotel
The Nadur Boutique Hotel offers individually designed rooms, innovative style and opulent luxury to everyone that chooses to enter their establishment. From very comfortable standard rooms through to deluxe duplex suites and an exclusive penthouse, see the city of Nadur crowned by the September sun from your own personal balcony or terrace. Or take a visit to the exceptional Fat Rabbit Restaurant within the hotel. Situated in the quiet town of Nadur, but with direct links to all major towns, a visit to this hotel will make any visit to Gozo simply exquisite.
Beaches in Gozo in September
The average sea temperature in September is still pleasant enough to take a dip into the water.
Mgarr ix-Xini is a wonderful place to soak up the warm waters of September in Gozo. Made famous by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in their film 'By the Sea', this small, secluded beach is protected by a terrain of high rocks to provide the ideal out of the way spot. Though the beach itself is all pebbles and has to be reached by a single track road, the water is clear and offers an idyllic place to swim or to snorkel. A wealth of aqua marine life make it highly popular with underwater photographers and offers the sense of tranquillity that Gozo is now known for.
Ghajn Barrani is a beautiful bay set in the town of Marsalforn. Difficult to access through the wealth of rocks that lie in your path, the end results is definitely worth it. The warm waters in September lap onto a small sandy beach which is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling. And because so few people know about this hidden gem, it is never very busy. Take the time to find this little treasure and you will want to come back again and again.
Bars and Restaurants
Dance until the early hours at La Grotta in Xlendi with live DJ's, incredible sound and a party atmosphere that never seems to stop. Located on the road between Xlendi and Victoria, La Grotta has earnt its reputation well as one of the best clubs on the island.
Ta' Rikardu is the perfect place to lunch when in the Citadel. Their combination of home grown produce and home made wine is only made bettered by the incredible views. For a truly Gozitan experience order a country platter and wash it down with some of their own Rose. For families, a romantic meal or a light lunch, it is a wonderful place to be.
The Flower of Scotland
The Flower of Scotland is a very special place to eat when you visit Gozo if you are missing typical English cuisine. Fish and Chip nights, pie and pasty specialities as well as their infamous chicken curry are served in generous portions from welcoming hosts every time. It offers excellent value for money with a range of locally caught fish to ensure there is something for everyone.
Things to Do in Gozo in September
Utina Diving School
Enjoy the warmth of the September Sea by taking a dive into Gozo. Gozo is widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful areas on the planet to dive, locations such as the Blue Dome or the Cathedral Cave offer particular hot spots. There are a wealth of diving schools across the island ready to provide support, such as the Utina Diving School that can offer guided dives for beginners or advice and information for those that are looking for more of a challenge.
It's not possible to visit Gozo and not experience some of the delicious local wines. And many of them are made at Tal-Massar Winery. The wonderful weather in Gozo makes it a fantastic place to grow the red grapes that make up the speciality wine of the region. And a tour of Tal-Massar Winery will give you an insight into the craft and give you the chance to try some of the local delicacies yourself. Buy some of the wines you taste to take home as gifts. Or appreciate their full flavour as part of a complete dining experience on site.
Horse Riding Tour
For a truly original way to see the island, why not enjoy a Horse Riding Tour around Gozo. Take a canter along the beach with the wind blowing through your hair. Or for a confidence boost, have one of the many experienced trainers lead you on your tour. There are even carriage rides for those that don't actually want to try riding for themselves. It is the perfect way to get around the island and see some fabulous sights.