Mellieha Weather July Averages, Malta
This is the driest month of the year with no precipitation occurring on an average July in Mellieha. There is just a 3% chance of rain falling in this month, so it is perfect for getting out and about in the sunshine. If it does rain it will probably only fall in light or moderately heavy showers. There are beautiful clear skies on most days at this time of year, with only 9% cloud cover on any given day during the month. Check the up to date forecast for the latest weather information before you travel.
The temperatures at this resort are similar to those seen at Nice in France for those wanting a city break rather than a beach holiday. The average temperature at this time of year is 260C and temperatures are increasing later in the month, with high and low temperatures of 310C during the day and 210C at night. This makes for sticky nights, especially when the humidity is high, which it can be in summer. Check to see if your hotel has air-conditioning for the warm nights or it might be difficult to sleep. Humidity can be a low 40% but can get to an uncomfortable 95%, mainly later in the month. A dip in the sea is perfect to cool off at this time of year. The warmest temperature recorded at this time of year was a very hot 430C, and the lowest was 170C.
The days are the longest of the whole year and there are around 12 hours of sunshine each day. The sun rise is at 5.50am at the beginning of July, and the sun sets at around 8.20pm, so this month is perfect for enjoying the longer evenings and having a meal or cocktail while watching the sun go down over the bay. The winds are generally not too strong at this time of year, but can be hot if blowing from the south. Average wind speeds range from 0 m/s to 6 m/s, occasionally reaching 10 m/s.
Where to stay
The 4* Sunny Coast Resort and Spa is situated in the nearby beach of Qawra. This resort offers self-catering accommodation, and apartments with balconies with stunning ocean views. The apartments have a well-equipped kitchenette and living area, and the resort provides a leisure and fitness centre, squash court, indoor and outdoor pools and three hot tubs. There is a restaurant on-site serving Mediterranean and African cuisine and a lounge bar for relaxing in the evenings.
Located on the seafront at St Paul's Bay, the 4* Gillieru Harbour Hotel has a swimming pool, air-conditioned rooms and Wi-Fi throughout the resort. All rooms are well appointed and have TV and a balcony, some with views of the fishing harbour of St Paul's Bay. There is an on-site restaurant that serves delicious freshly caught seafood as well as local and international dishes. This hotel is only five-minute walk to the local shops and restaurants in the town.
The 3* Primera hotel is located just 200m from the beautiful sandy beach at Bugibba and features a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and bar. All the well furnished rooms have air-conditioning, a minibar and satellite TV. There is a restaurant on-site with a varied menu using only locally sourced fresh ingredients. Enjoy a meal here or a refreshing drink at the roof top bar or lobby bar. This hotel is ideally situated close to all the restaurants, bars and shops of the town.
Things to do
Departing from Sliema Quay, the Malta cruise is the best way to see the whole island from the water. Sailing on the catamaran to some of the most scenic bays in Malta, Gozo and Comino, this fun day out sails according to conditions so has no set itinerary. Buffet lunch is included, and beer, wine and soft drinks are served at the free on-board bar. The cruise takes in the famous Blue Lagoon in Comino, and allows plenty of time along the way for swimming and snorkelling in a variety of beautiful settings. Transfers are available to and from your hotel, and the tours are daily from June to September.
Malta has fantastic diving and whether you are an experienced diver or a total beginner, the friendly team at the diving school at Mellieha will make you feel safe, supported and, most importantly, have fun. On offer are PADI courses, beginner taster dives and guided dives for experienced divers to the wrecks and reefs in the area. Dives are around Malta, Gozo and Comino and the best sites are chosen for your enjoyment.
Hit the beach
The main beach at Mellieha is also known as Ghadira Bay, and is the largest beach on the island. It is around 800m long, and has been awarded the Blue Flag status for cleanliness. This beautiful long stretch of sandy beach has a gentle slope to the deeper water, and is perfect for swimming when the average sea temperature in July is 240C. It is safe for children, with lifeguards on duty from June to September, shallow water and plenty of water activities to keep the whole family occupied. Visitors can hire sunbeds and umbrellas, get involved in water skiing, banana boat rides, kayaking or windsurfing, or just relax and enjoy the stunning ocean. There are plenty of facilities nearby such as cafes and restaurants, so spend the day on the beach and the evening having a meal and a quiet drink. This can be a very busy beach as it is popular among locals and tourists, so avoid going at the weekend if looking for a quieter beach experience.
Eating and drinking out
Located at the beach at Mellieha Bay is the popular Munchies restaurant. Pop in for a coffee during the day, lunch or dinner and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and beautiful views over the sea. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating and enjoy the fresh seafood or fish on offer, or choose something different as you select a wine from the locally produced wines. A beachside dining spot during the day and a romantic setting at night, make sure to go to this restaurant during your visit in July.
A nice place for a meal or drink after spending time at the beach in July is the Apple's Eye restaurant at Mellieha Bay. This establishment has a large outdoor seating area overlooking the bay, with large portions and is great value for money. Open for lunch and dinner, with friendly service and a selection of dishes including meats, seafood, burgers and breads, the relaxed atmosphere is ideal for a meal any night of the week during your visit to the resort.
For a few evening drinks, go to the 120 Bar located in the Maritim Hotel at Mellieha. This is a great venue to enjoy a drink after dinner, play a game of pool or watch the sports on the big screen TV, with many screens showing different sports for you to choose from. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and will serve you great drinks and tasty food. This is a fun bar that is perfect for a night out with a few beers or spirits.