What's The Weather Like In Malta in March
How Warm is Malta In March?
The average temperature for the island is around 14°C with highs and lows of around 18°C and 15°C respectively.
The Hottest and Coldest March Temperatures In Malta
Since 1987, the highest maximum temperature ever to be recorded in Malta in March is 33.5°C, which was registered in 2001. The lowest minimum temperature which has ever been recorded on the island during this month is 4.8°C, which was registered in 1993.
Can You Swim In The Sea In Malta In March?
The average sea temperature for Malta in March is 16°C, which most people consider to be far too cold to go swimming.
How Wet Is Malta In March?
In March, Malta is subject to an average of 33mm ofrainfallwhich occurs on 11 days throughout the month. With precipitation occurring on almost 50% of days, it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll experience at least some kind of rainfall during your holiday.
Average Sunshine Hours
Malta enjoys around nine hours of sunshine each day in March, which is much higher than many other places throughout central and northern Europe.
Is Malta WIndy In March?
Over the course of an average March in Malta, typical wind speeds vary from light air to moderate breezes.
Unusual Weather In Malta In March
Weather hazards are rare in Malta during March, although the hot, dry and dusty sirocco wind from northern Africa blows over occasionally, making for rather unpleasant conditions.
Snow and frost are almost unheard of at this time of the year, but wet snow was observed in parts of the island in March 1949, although it failed to settle.
Malta Hotels in March
The local economy in Malta is geared towards tourism, so you'll find a variety of accommodation options, all of which offer a high standard of service. Located in St. Julian's you'll find the InterContinental Malta, a high-calibre hotel which offers pristine suites and a bespoke fitness and wellness centre. This hotel also commands striking views over the nearby cliffs and coves of the rocky coastline.
Park Lane Aparthotel
A versatile option is the 4-star Park Lane Aparthotel, which is conveniently placed in St. Paul's Bay, with great access to nearby restaurants and bars. As its name suggests, visitors have the option between the full accommodation package, or to go self-catering with the benefit of inclusive breakfasts.
Whether you're planning a family holiday or a romantic getaway, Solana Hotel will cater to your needs. Located in Mellieha Bay, this fine hotel boasts a rooftop pool, indoor spa and play area for younger guests - not to mention its very own Italian restaurant. Guests are able to choose between self-catering and hotel accommodations.
Luna Holiday Complex
Round the corner from Solana Hotel you'll find the Luna Holiday Complex. This hotel is cheaper than its counterpart, but still offers a range of amenities, giving you considerable value for money. The rooftop pool area is currently undergoing a refurbishment which will open to guests in 2018.
Encarto Holiday Apartment
The Encarto Holiday Apartment is ideal for holidaymakers in search of straightforward self-catering accommodation. Each apartment can sleep up to six guests and is only a short walk away from the coast.
Malta Beach for March
The weather becomes more reliable in Malta as spring gets underway, but in March the weather is still often on the cool side for enjoying a day at the beach. Nonetheless, it is certainly possible to have an enjoyable relaxing time at the beach at this time of year, all the more so for the lack of crowds.
Ghadira Bay at Mellieha Bay is the largest beach in the Maltese islands and has facilities for water skiing, parasailing and other activities such as pedalos and banana boat rides.
Armier Bay and Little Armier
Armier Bay and Little Armier are ideal for those who want to do little more than relax. These beaches are just a short walk away from some cafes, bars and restaurants, providing a handful of choices when it comes to lunch.
Bars and Restaurants
For primarily Asian cuisine, pop over to ZEST in St. Julian's, where East meets West. This modern restaurant pulls together a variety of Eastern cuisine; Thai dishes and sushi are some of the favourites among diners at this eatery.
Coffee lovers must pay a visit to Caffe Berry, one of the island's finest coffee houses. Situated in Valletta, this friendly establishment brews a variety of coffees along with its own range of artisanal teas. The cakes and pastries on offer are mouth-watering and make an excellent accompaniment to a hot drink of a late morning or afternoon.
Ta Fra Ben Reggae Bar
The Ta Fra Ben Reggae Bar in Qawra is a popular beachside bar which serves traditional pub food and drinks. This venue is also a great place to catch some entertainment in the form of live music, which is performed here regularly throughout the week.
Incognito Nightclub at Fliegu Street, Qawra, serves pub meals and drinks during the daytime. During evenings and nights, the club takes on a different atmosphere and offers various forms of musical entertainment, including karaoke.
Things to do in Malta in March
Malta has a lot to offer in the way of sporting entertainment. Visitors to the island can stop by Eden Superbowl at Saint Julian's. Here you'll find a ten pin bowling alley, made up of 20 alleys and an on-site cinema, making it a great place for couples and families to let off some steam.
Malta Segway Tours
March is a great time of year to explore the island using unconventional transport. Malta Segway Tours offer tours of Dingli and Valetta on Segways, which are a safe, fast and fun way to explore the neighbourhoods of Malta.
Dingli Funtastic is a seaside tour, while Dingli Adventure Tour visits a wide range of attractions around Dingli, including Boschetto Gardens, Palazzo Gingenti, and Magdalena Chapel. There is also a two-hour tour of Valletta, which showcases the island's museums and historical and architectural sites.
Grand Master's Palace
On the more traditional side of things, you can explore the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta. This imposing building was constructed in the 16th century and was the seat of the Maltese Parliament until 2015. Nowadays, the residence has opened up to the public; the hallways and various suites won't fail to inspire wonder in visitors.
Malta National Aquarium
Another recently-opened attraction which promises a great family day out is the Malta National Aquarium. This compact sea life centre brings together a wealth of Mediterranean and exotic sea creatures, and boasts an impressive 12-metre tunnel which you can walk through as you admire the marine life swimming above.