Mellieha Weather February Averages, Malta
The weather in February at Mellieha is similar to Athens in Greece in that it is mild compared to much of Europe, but relatively wet for the resort. There is an average of 61mm of rainfall that falls over 10 days in this month. There is an approximately 50% chance of rain occurring on any given day in this month with the likelihood decreasing later in the month to around 45% chance. Throughout the month, the most common forms of rain are moderate showers and thunderstorms. This is a fairly overcast time of year too and cloud cover is generally constant at 50% cover during the whole month.
Daytime temperatures are relatively constant throughout the whole month, and are around 130C on average, ranging from an average high and low temperature of 90C overnight to 160C during the day. Temperatures have reached a maximum of 240C in the past, but have also dropped as low as 30C in previous years. It can be fairly humid in this month, with maximum humidity levels around 95% and dropping to around 60%. It is not usually too uncomfortable in this month as the temperatures are not too high. Humidity levels do vary throughout the month and also depend on the wind speed and cloud cover.
This is a cold month for swimming in the sea, with sea temperatures a chilly 160C. Even if feeling brave enough to take part in some water sports, the air temperature will make you feel very cold when getting out of the water. The winds can bring the temperatures down even further, with wind speeds varying from 1 m/s to 8 m/s, and sometime reaching as strong as 12 m/s. The days are getting longer in this month, with around 6 hours of sunshine each day. Unless there is a reason to visit in February, those wanting a beach holiday may want to postpone their visit until the summer months such as June when the air and sea temperatures are warmer. Have a look at the forecast before travelling to see what the weather will be like for your visit.
Where to stay
Located just 400m from the town centre is the refurbished 3* Panorama hotel. This resort offers fantastic panoramic views of the Bay of Mellieha and the islands of Gozo and Comino. This is a friendly, family run hotel with the hosts always available to help guests and give advice on the best ways to spend their time in the area. Breakfast and dinner are buffet style in the hotel's restaurant, and Wi-Fi is available throughout. If the days are warm in February, there is a sun terrace and pool to relax on.
For a romantic holiday on Valentine's Day in February, stay at the nearby 5* Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. Situated 8km from the town of Mellieha in historic Mdina, this is a luxurious resort in a 17th century building set within the medieval city walls. Rooms are tastefully decorated with antique furnishings, original paintings and the latest modern amenities. Some rooms have panoramic terraces, hot tubs or are set on two levels. The resort has a gym, sauna, restaurant and casual dining options.
Situated in the nearby St Paul's Bay, is the 3* San Pawl hotel. Only five minutes' walk to the seaside promenade, and just 500m to Bugibba's bars and restaurants, this is a great location for exploring the area on colder winter days. All the rooms have TV, and some have a balcony and air-conditioning. There are both indoor and outdoor swimming pools to use depending on the weather, and a bar, restaurant and fitness centre are on-site. Evening entertainment is provided in the restaurant.
Things to do
On cooler days in February, active visitors can go for a walk in some of Malta's beautiful countryside. The Marfa Ridge Country walk takes in farmland, wooded areas, bays and cliffs. Starting at Mellieha, passing the Red Tower and reaching the Marfa Ridge, walkers can enjoy the 11km trail that takes in chapels, the White Tower, interesting fauna and countryside, before reaching Paradise Bay. Heading back along dirt tracks and small paths along cliff sides, arriving back at the Red Tower and Mellieha approximately 4.5 hours later.
For visitors with an interest in Malta's fascinating and rich history, a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology is a must-see. Located a short drive from Mellieha in Valletta, this museum has displays dating back to the prehistoric times, from 5200BC to 2500BC. With exhibitions showing early settlers artefacts up to the temple building period on the islands, the main room contains temple carvings, models and a collection of tools, beads and pottery. This makes an interesting excursion from the resort and a good day trip in the winter months.
Eating and drinking out
For a romantic Valentines dinner with your partner, go to Rebekah's restaurant in Mellieha. Situated in a quiet street in the town in a beautifully restored, characterful building, this is the perfect spot for a long and relaxed dinner in winter next to the fireplace. Dishes served here include meats such as steak, wild boar and game, seafood and fish dishes, homemade pasta, and delicious desserts. The wine list is extensive and the service is fast and friendly.
For a relaxed dinner spot in the town, go to Ta'Randi restaurant. This friendly bar and grill is located in an historic building and serves delicious dishes including pizza, pasta, meats and fish, with desserts to finish the meal. The portions are large and the service is fast and friendly, making this the ideal place to go for a family meal with children or with friends for a casual dinner.
Located up the hill from the beach, in the town, is the Tal-Puzzu restaurant. Situated in between several tourist shops and cafes, this small and friendly restaurant serves great pizza from their wood-fired oven and a range of delicious dishes that everyone will love. Choose from pasta, salads, cakes and desserts, while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and friendly service in this establishment.