Malta weather

Our guide to the weather in Malta during December

17

Average high

4

UV Index

85mm

Monthly rainfall

18

Sea temperature

Malta is a good choice for a winter getaway, with its mild climate, stunning scenery and rich culture, making it an ideal destination for a festive break. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Malta, covering the last 12 years up to 2024, 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 2℃ 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 4 rainy days during the month, amounting to 84.9mm in total. That's a significant amount of rain. For comparison, the wettest months in the UK typically sees between 80mm and 100mm, depending on where you are. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

Is it windy in Malta during December?

Expect moderate breeze becoming stronger at times during December, with occasional gusts up to 23mph. With moderate humidity and mild air temperatures, the breeze will have a slight cooling effect.

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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