Mellieha Weather August Averages, Malta
Visitors to Mellieha in August will experience beautiful long, hot and sunny days, similar to the climate found in Tangiers in Morocco. This hot and dry climate is ideal for visitors wishing to spend their long days relaxing at the beach or by the pool, and making the most of the warm summer evenings for a late night drink after dinner. The temperature of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea is perfect for daily swims and taking part in any water sports on offer.
The average temperature in August is a warm 270C, with average highs of 310C and lows of 220C. Temperatures can get even hotter if the wind is blowing from the African coast in the south, and the humidity can get quite high making it feel even warmer. Humidity levels range from 45%, which is fairly comfortable, to around 95% which can be muggy and uncomfortable, especially during the hot nights when trying to sleep. The hottest temperature recorded in this month at this resort was a very hot 430C and the coolest was a mild 180C.
The days are gradually getting shorter in August, as autumn approaches, and reduce in length by approximately one hour from the first of the month to the last day. There are still a gorgeous 11 hours of sunshine every day. The earliest sunrise of the month is at 6am, and the latest sunset is at 8pm, both at the very beginning of the month. Make the most of the long days by getting out and about in the warm summer evenings and exploring the area. The winds are generally light and range from 0 m/s to 6 m/s, but can get up to a stronger 9 m/s, and can be warm winds from the south.
The skies are normally clear in August, with cloud cover a low 10% at the beginning of the month, increasing slightly to around 20% at the end of the month. This brings very little rain, with average rainfall only 7mm falling over 1 day during the month. Rain is more likely at the end of the month with rain occurring on 20% of days at the end of August compared to just 7% of days at the start of the month. If it does rain it will most likely be moderately heavy or perhaps even a thunderstorm. Check the forecast before heading out for the day.
Where to stay
The 3* beachfront Seaview hotel at Qawra has simply decorated and furnished rooms with a balcony and TV. The hotel has panoramic views of the nearby islands, an outdoor pool, sun terrace and restaurant. There is a sandy beach just in front of this hotel making it an ideal summer break destination. Diving, fishing and horse riding can be organised through the friendly reception staff. A continental breakfast is served each day and the on-site restaurant serves local and international dishes. There are many restaurants, shops and bars in the nearby area and boat trips can be booked at the quay about 8 minutes' walk away.
For a bit of luxury on your holiday, try the 4* Dolmen resort and spa at St Paul's Bay. Located on the beachfront and with its own private beach, this resort has 4 swimming pools, panoramic sea views and a spa with hot tub, sauna and fitness centre. The rooms are air-conditioned, have a minibar, satellite TV and many have balconies with sea views. The hotel serves buffet style breakfast, and has four restaurants serving Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine. The all-inclusive option provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, with unlimited house wine, soft drinks and mineral water. Relax at one of the bars, try your hand in the casino, hire bikes, jet skis or learn how to dive at the diving school.
The 4* DB Seabank Resort and Spa is set in a quiet area next to Ghadira Bay in Mellieha, and is a great resort to stay in during the hot August month. With indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and wellness centre, sauna, Turkish bath and hot tub, this is perfect for relaxation. All rooms have air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a free reserved parking space, balcony and satellite TV. There are restaurants with a buffet breakfast, cocktail bars, and a varied weekly entertainment programme for adults. There is a Kids Club to keep the children occupied too for ages 4-11.
Things to do
For visitors who are looking for a bit of excitement on their holiday, why not rent a jet ski for the day? Located at Mellieha beach, this is a fun way to spend the hot August days with the children or friends, exploring the area around the bay. There are many other water activities on offer, such as wind surfing, canoe hire, water skiing lessons, wakeboarding or boat trips to nearby uninhabited islands for a bit of snorkelling. This is fun for everyone and makes a change from simply relaxing on the beach.
A good day out away from the beaches is a day trip into Valletta. The capital city of Malta, a World Heritage Site, and full of interesting history, architecture and sights, it is worth spending a day here to make the most of all the city has to offer. Admire the cathedral, the harbour and the Baroque architecture, and when it gets too hot in the August sun, head to one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants for a bite to eat and a cooling drink. The shopping is worth visiting for as well, with modern stores and souvenir shops providing something for everyone.
Hit the beach
The popular Paradise Bay is a small but beautiful beach set within a natural cove. When the sea temperatures reach 260C, this is the perfect beach to go for a swim to cool off or do some snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. This bay offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, as well as the nearby islands of Gozo and Comino. Jellyfish nets are installed to protect bathers, and swimming is safe for the whole family. This beach gets busy in the summer, and beach parties happen regularly here, including the Love Sexy party.
Eating and drinking out
While staying in Mellieha, make sure to visit Giuseppi's restaurant in the town. This small, friendly establishment serves beautifully prepared local dishes and unusual dishes such as quail. Make sure to book ahead as this popular restaurant gets busy all year round. With a regular menu and extensive specials menu, there is plenty of choice for what to eat, and it is a great place for a quiet dinner for two or a meal with the whole family.
While staying at the beachfront resort at Mellieha Bay, make sure to have a meal at Tramun Taghna restaurant situated within the DB resort and spa. This is a café during the day where visitors can relax with a coffee and cake, and a bistro by night. Serving Mediterranean cuisine with an a la carte menu, this restaurant specialises in perfectly cooked meats such as grilled steaks, prepared while you watch, as well as serving a variety of dishes for vegetarians. The setting is stunning, overlooking the bay, and this is a perfect destination for a relaxing daytime snack or evening wine, beer or cocktail by the sea.
Situated at Mellieha Bay, the Blue Waters bar and restaurant is perfect for a bite to eat or a few drinks by the sea. This family run café/bar/restaurant serves perfectly cooked Maltese cuisine, international dishes such as pizza and pasta, homemade desserts and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Portions are generous and the service is fast and friendly and perfect for taking the kids or enjoying a couple of beers with friends after a hot day at the beach.