Mellieha Weather September Averages, Malta
September is still summer in Mellieha, and the weather is still gorgeous for relaxing at the beach and enjoying the stunning scenery of the area. The average temperature at this time of year is decreasing, but is still a very warm 240C, while the average high and low temperatures range from a daytime high of 280C to an overnight low of a mild 200C. Temperatures can get much warmer, and the highest recorded at this time of year was a hot 390C, while the lowest was a mild 150C.
The days are getting shorter as the summer turns into autumn, with the length of the day decreasing by approximately one hour from the start of the month to the last day. The sun rises at around 6.30am at the beginning of September and sets at around 7.30pm, so there are still plenty of opportunities for a romantic sunset drink or walk along the beach. There are around 9 hours of sunshine every day at this time of year. The climate at this time of year is very much like Hammamet in Tunisia with its warm days and nights.
There is a higher chance of rainfall in this month, increasing to 40mm falling over around 4 days in the month. The rain is more likely to occur at the end of September, with chance of rain increasing from 20% at the start of the month to 35% at the end. If it does rain, it will most likely be moderate rain showers or maybe a thunderstorm. The cloud cover also increases later in the month as the clearer skies that are more common in summer become more overcast in autumn. Cloud cover is around 20% in early September and increases to 35% later in the month.
The humidity can still create very hot and sticky days in this month, ranging from 50% to 95%. When the temperatures are high, this can be uncomfortable, but becoming less so as the summer comes to an end. Winds are generally fairly light and range from 0 m/s to 6 m/s with occasional gusts of 10m/s. It is worth having a look at the forecast before heading out to see what the weather will be like.
Where to stay
Just a short walk from the seafront at Bugibba is the 3* Relax Inn hotel. This family run hotel offers rooms with air-conditioning, a balcony and a tea and coffee maker. Amenities at this hotel include a games room, common area, TV and DVD library. A fridge and safety deposit box are available at extra cost on request. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby. This hotel is located close to the main square in the town and walking distance to restaurants, bars and shops.
The 4* Ramla Bay resort, situated near Mellieha, overlooks the stunning bay and islands of Gozo and Comino. All rooms have a balcony, most with ocean views, and feature satellite TV, air-conditioning and are stylishly furnished. The property has a private beach, beautiful gardens, two outdoor pools and one indoor pool. A games room provides fun for all the family, with a pool table and video games, while free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and bar.
Situated in prime position overlooking the sea, the 4* Riviera Resort offers a private beach with umbrellas and sun loungers for the warm September days, and two outdoor swimming pools, as well as an indoor heated seawater pool. All the rooms have a balcony overlooking the sea or the countryside, as well as air-conditioning, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant each day, and there are several restaurants to choose form for lunch and dinner, serving international and local cuisine. Diving packages and courses can be arranged through the reception, and a range of massage treatments are also on offer at the wellness centre.
Things to do
The main festival of Mellieha village is the Il Vitorja, a nine-day festival that begins on 30th August and peaks on 8th September. During this time, there are many activities such as music events, fireworks, singing, dancing, exhibitions and religious processions. On the 8th September, the statue of Our Lady of Victories is carried through the town, before finally being taken into the church. This is a religious occasion that is very important to the local community and it's a fun and interesting way to see the culture and traditions of this region.
While the weather is still hot and dry in September, head to the beach and have a go at paddle boarding. Stand up paddle boarding is a popular and fun way to spend some time while at the beach, and also a great way to stay fit. Also on offer is windsurfing, kayaking, dinghy sailing and more. Have fun and get wet while learning a new skill in the water. This is an activity that anyone can do, even the kids.
Hit the beach
Armier Bay is a beautiful beach located close to Mellieha in the nearby green area called L-Ahrax. This is a great place for a swim in the warm September days when the average sea temperatures are still a gorgeous 250C. Facing the nearby islands of Gozo and Comino, this sandy beach is actually made up of two beaches, a larger one called Armier and the smaller beach known as Little Armier. This area can get very busy at weekends, so plan your visit for during the week. This is still a quieter area than the main beach at Mellieha, and there are some great walking tracks nearby in the surrounding countryside.
Eating and drinking out
When the weather is hot and after a long day at the beach, go to Mojitos Beach Terrace at nearby Ramla bay for the best sunset drinks around. Enjoy a gorgeous sunset cocktail while sitting relaxed on beach cushions, or enjoy a delicious dinner with friends while overlooking the nearby islands of Gozo and Comino. The staff are friendly and helpful, and make the best cocktails in the area. The chilled out music makes the setting even better, and this is the beach paradise that you dream of when looking for the ideal getaway.
For a great place to take the whole family for a meal, head to The Last Paradise restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as for a few evening drinks, the restaurant serves everyone's favourites including pizza, pasta, steaks and fish dishes. There are many regular customers, which is always a good sign of quality, and the friendly service would make you want to come back again too. The staff and regulars are always happy to have a chat with new customers and make everyone feel right at home.
While the sun is still shining and the weather is still beautiful in September, make the most of Paradise Bay Lido restaurant. This casual dining venue is situated at the beach and is a great spot for a swim, sunbathe and a relaxing bite to eat or cup of coffee. Eating on the terrace in the warm sun is a great way to spend your time in the resort. The food is freshly prepared and includes dishes such as salads, sandwiches, burgers and more. The staff are friendly, and this is a great spot to enjoy an evening walk, watch the sunset and have a light meal as well.