Malta weather

Our guide to the weather in Malta during December


Average high


UV Index


Month rainfall


Sea temperature

We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Malta, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Malta weather in December.

What's the temperature like in Malta during December?

The temperature is extremely stable in December with average highs of 17℃ and lows just 1℃ lower at 16℃. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Malta during December?

On average, there will be 14 rainy days during the month, amounting to 38.5mm in total. That's much drier than we see in England during August, and therefore not something to be concerned about. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Malta during December?

The water around Malta is around 18℃ during December. It will feel a little on the cool when first entering, but you'll warm up quickly. Most kids will have no problem with this temperature, but those who feel the cold are unlikely to want to swim.

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