Malta Weather October Averages, Malta
What's the Weather Like In Malta in October?
How Hot Is Malta In October?
At this time of the year, the average temperature is 22°C with highs of 25°C and lows of 21°C.
Can You Swim In The Sea In Malta In October?
The average sea temperature for Malta in October is 24°C, which most people will find perfectly warm for swimming, snorkelling and scuba-diving. Malta has a pleasant nine hours of sunshine each day. This is significantly higher than in many other places in central and northern Europe for the same time of year.
How Much Does It Rain In Malta In October?
Across the month, Malta has an average 72mm of rainfall, over 11 rainy days. So there's a good chance you'll experience a shower or two. The rain tends to be heavy but shortlived.
How Humid Is Malta In October?
Malta remains quite humid throughout the year, thanks to the surrounding sea. In October, the average humidity for the island is 76%, which is relatively high for this time of year.
Is Malta WIndy In October?
Typical wind speeds vary between calm to moderate breezes almost never rising to a fresh breeze
Malta Hotels in October
Accommodation options in Malta are many and varied. A good boutique hotel is the 4-star Park Lane Aparthotel, situated at Maskli Street, Qawra. This hotel serves delicious buffet breakfasts and is also handy for various nearby restaurants, for those who would rather dine elsewhere.
Those with a fair amount of cash to spare can consider the 5-star Hotel Phoenicia at The Mall, Valletta, which is well-placed for access to nearby attractions in and around the resort.
Those after self-catering accommodation can consider the Sliema Homestay Malta, which is particularly ideal for those on a tight budget.
Malta Beach for October
October is a great time to hit the beach. At this time of year, mild sunny spells are common and tourist numbers are relatively low. The sea temperature is also fairly mild, making swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling an option throughout the whole month.
St. George's Bay only offers a small stretch of beach, but it's a great spot for relaxing and, if the weather permits, sunbathing. This beach can easily be access from the nearby resort of Paceville.
The man-made Bugibba Beach is another beach perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. Although rocky, the large flat rocks are ideal for sunbathing on.The clean and clear waters which line the beach are also ideal for swimming. At night, this area hosts a fantastic atmosphere, with a casino, bingo hall, cinema and great night life.
Another beach ideal for families is Birzebbuga, featuring soft sands and gentle waves. There is a small sectioned off area of the water for children to swim safely in the shallows, as well as a lifeguard. Bars and restaurants can be found along the bay, and parasols and sun loungers to rent.
Bars and Restaurants
Malta has many excellent pubs, bars and restaurants to try out. La Sfoglia, located at 67 and 68 Merchants Street in Valletta, is recommended for fans of French cuisine, and is highly-rated by diners. The creamy, rich in flavour Bouillabaisse is a must try here, as well as the light, mousse like dark chocolate tart. Sit outside and people watch as you savour the delicious flavours here.
Those who like Japanese food are well covered, with the Club Sushi from Tokyo to Seoul at Ball Street, Paceville. This restaurant serves a variety of Japanese food, including sushi, and also has a pleasant outdoor eating area, with the option of ordering a takeaway if desired.
The Penny Black Bar, situated at Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, serves a good range of British and pub style cuisine. The decor is typically British themed, including beautiful Chesterfield sofas and soft lighting. For a taste of home, try the fantastic fish and chips here.
There are some bars that also broadcast live sporting events, in addition to offering home cooked pub grub, such as the Little Waster Bar at Triq it, Qawra. This welcoming, friendly pub is popular with locals just as much as tourists, and offers a great choice of drinks at reasonable prices. The breakfasts here are highly recommended by British visitors!
Things to do in Malta in October
For those after a tour with a bit of a difference, Excursions Malta provides a magic train ride around Malta, in which visitors will be picked up from their hotels and taken for a ride in a trackless train. The journey takes around 30 minutes and covers approximately 8 kilometres, passing by a number of major historical attractions, including Mdina Main Gate, the catacombs of St. Agatha and St. Paul's, the Clock Tower, the Maritime Museum, the Old Railway Station and the Greek Gate Tunnel.
St James' Cavalier Centre for Creativity at Valletta is a base for a range of activities. The premises offer a selection of visual arts exhibitions, often with a musical theme, as well as onsite cinema and theatre, both of which frequently host entertainment, including concert performances. There is also a restaurant and coffee shop onsite. The experience that you get will depend on what exhibits and events are on at the time, so those who are interested in paying a visit should check out what events are scheduled near the time.
The In Guardia Parade is a perfect way to round off a day exploring Fort St. Elmo, Valletta. the parade includes a re-enactment of a traditional military drill to the Grand Bailiff of the Order of the Knights of St. John. The performance lasts 40 minutes and begins at 11am every Sunday throughout October.