Mellieha Weather March Averages, Malta
For visitors planning a trip to Mellieha in March, the weather is slowly beginning to warm up with temperatures an average of 140C, and average high and low temperatures of between 170C during the day and 100C overnight. The climate here is very much like the climate of Barcelona in Spain, so if thinking about taking a city break in this month, then that would be a good alternative. Temperatures are starting to get higher in this month, and the highest temperature recorded at this resort at this time of year was 330C, while the lowest was just 50C.
This is a pleasant month to travel if planning outdoor excursions that are active, as the heat of the summer is not here, but the days are getting less rainfall. Average rainfall has dropped in this month to 41mm that falls over 9 days during the month. The rain is usually moderately heavy, with occasional thunderstorms or light showers from time to time. Precipitation is most likely to happen at the beginning of the month, when it occurs on 45% of days, compared to just 35% of days at the end of the month.
The days are continuing to get longer throughout the month, with the length of each day increasing by approximately one hour from the start to the end of the month and around 7 hours of sunshine each day. Daylight saving occurs during March at this resort, so don't forget to put the clocks forward one hour. The sea temperature is the lowest of the year in March at just 150C so put off any water based activities until later in the year when the temperature increases. There is around 50% cloud cover on any given day in this month, which doesn't vary much throughout the month, so there is a fairly good chance of getting clear skies for planned outdoor activities.
During March, the humidity varies from approximately 55% to 95%, getting less humid later in the month. The winds are fairly light most of the time, and range from 1m/s to 8 m/s, sometimes getting as strong as 12 m/s, with winds generally getting stronger as the month progresses. Check for an up to date forecast before travelling and making plans.
Where to stay
The 3* Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments is situated in the heart of nearby Bugibba with an outdoor pool that is open year round, perfect for the warmer March days. There is a choice of apartments or hotel rooms, with balconies, TV and a kitchenette in the apartments. There is free Wi-Fi available at reception and a restaurant with a buffet available for lunch and dinner with international and local dishes served. Snacks are available at the bar along with drinks. The rocky and sandy beaches at St Paul's Bay are reachable in only 15 minutes' walk, while the nearby village has plenty of bars, restaurants and shops.
Situated just 10-minute walk to the sea, is the 3* Sunflower hotel in Qawra, St Paul's Bay. All the rooms in this hotel have a balcony, seating area and tea and coffee making facilities. This hotel offers a rooftop swimming pool, an indoor pool for cooler March days, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. There is a rooftop sun terrace and sun loungers if the weather is warmer with views of the Mediterranean Sea and countryside. This hotel also has a restaurant and bar and is within walking distance to the areas shops, restaurants and other amenities.
The 4* self-catering Park Lane Aparthotel has studios and apartments with kitchenettes, air-conditioning, satellite TV, some with balconies and views of the sea, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. This resort is located in Qawra overlooking St Paul's Bay and has panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea from the rooftop pool and bar. A continental breakfast is served daily, and drinks are available from the bar throughout the day. The helpful and friendly staff can assist in booking excursions and activities around the island. A shuttle bus to and from the airport can be arranged upon request.
Things to do
While the weather is not too hot in March, spend a day out at Mdina, the medieval city located 11km from Mellieha. This fortified medieval town is situated on a large hill in the centre of the island of Malta, and has narrow streets and alleyways with no cars allowed. Very few residents live here, and it is known as the 'silent city' as it has a relaxing atmosphere that is pleasant to walk around. First inhabited in 700BC, the history surrounding this old city is fascinating and extensive. The large St Paul's Cathedral is located at the centre of town, there are churches and museums to explore, and amazing views from the top of the hill over Malta by day and by night.
On the pleasant days in March, go out for a day on the water with a fishing charter. Leaving from St Paul's Bay on the boat with professional and knowledgeable crew, and head out to sea to catch medium to large fish such as Albacore tuna, Amberjacks or snappers, from either a 26ft fishing boat or a 30ft traditional Maltese fishing vessel. There are several different packages to choose from depending on your group size, time frame and type of fish to be caught.
Eating and drinking out
The Commando restaurant located on the hilltop in Mellieha, is housed in a 300-year-old stone building and has wonderful views of the bay. The food is delicious and prepared with love and care from fresh, locally sourced ingredients by a chef who was trained under Michelin star chefs. Using seasonal produce, the dishes on offer include fresh fish and seafood, meats and vegetables that reflect the Mediterranean flavours of the area, and homemade desserts. With an impressive wine list and warm and welcoming atmosphere, this is the perfect restaurant for a special night out.
The friendly and welcoming Half way Inn is located in the town and is popular with both locals and visitors. The food is delicious and freshly prepared in this family run restaurant. Dishes include local cuisine such as meat and seafood dishes, as well as beautiful desserts and beers and wines on the menu. The portions are generous, the waiting staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is great value for money. A lovely place to visit for lunch or dinner, with great views over the bay and town.
For visitors who fancy something a bit different to the local cuisine, how about authentic Chinese food served up at Master Wok restaurant? Make sure you are hungry when dining here as the portions are large, the food is tasty and all at a great price. This is a cosy and friendly Chinese restaurant, with a variety of dishes that will suit all tastes, including noodle and rice dishes, curries and meat and fish. It is a good place to visit for a change of style while visiting Mellieha.
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