CHRISTMAS WEATHER WATCH
- The weather is expected to be cloudy yet dry throughout the coming days
- The highest temperature is expected to rise to a maximum of 17°C and drop to a minimum of 12°C
- The wind is expected to be slightly strong to strong from Saturday to Christmas Day
The Maltese islands are known to have pleasant weather during Christmastime, and this year will be no exception as we anticipate a Christmas with dry, windy conditions and above-the-norm temperatures.
The Meteorological Office is predicting slightly cloudy weather both for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. While the rain might spare those who have saved their gift shopping for the last minute, the wind won’t be as kind. In fact, the wind from the Northwest is expected to remain slightly strong to strong until Monday.
For Christmas Eve and even Christmas Day, the highest temperature is expected to reach 17°C. Although this marks an increase of 2.5°C over the climatic norm, the warmest recorded Christmas remains that of 2009, reaching a high of 23.6°C, as noted in the Meteorological Office’s records.
Despite being above average, the temperatures may feel colder due to the Northwestern winds, especially in the evening, with lows ranging between 12°C and 13°C.
As the Maltese islands are accustomed to dry and relatively warm weather during this festive season, many foreigners choose to escape the snow and cold by spending Christmas in Malta. However, they would not have been as happy had they visited back in 1986, when Malta experienced a cold Christmas with the temperature dropping to 3.7°C.
For those enjoying a day off after Christmas and planning outdoor activities, the weather is expected to be favourable. On Boxing Day, expect moderate winds alongside partly cloudy skies. Daytime temperatures will hover around 17°C, dropping to 10°C at night.
In the spirit of the festive season, whilst we extend warm wishes for a delightful Christmas to all, we also encourage you to follow the latest weather forecast on our website: https://www.maltairport.com/weather.