Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European country consisting of an archipelago situated in the center of the Mediterranean, 80 km (50 mi) south of Sicily and 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia. Malta covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi) in land area, making it one of the world’s smallest states. The country has two official languages, Maltese
Malta is a member of the Schengen Countries.
The Schengen Countries are a group of European countries that have signed a treaty to end internal border checkpoints and controls. Visitors with a Schengen visa, you may enter one country and travel freely throughout the Schengen zone.
Currently there are 26 countries in the group. The Schengen Countries are:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Weather and Climate of Malta Island
Malta’s weather and climate are strongly influenced by the sea and have a very characteristic Mediterranean flavor, similar to that found in southern Italy or southern Greece.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short,
The temperature is very stable, the annual mean being 18ºC (64ºF) and the monthly averages ranging from 12º C (54ºF) to 31ºC (88ºF).
Winds are strong and frequent; the most common are the cool northwesterly (majjistral), the dry northeasterly (grigal, or gregale), and the hot humid southeasterly (xlokk, or sirocco). The relative humidity is consistently high and rarely falls below 40%.
Winters are mild with only rare occurrences of cold weather brought by north and northeast winds from central Europe. In fact, daytime winter temperatures almost never fall below 10ºC (50ºF), while night-time winter temperatures never fall below 0ºC (32ºF).
Most of Malta’s rainfall falls during autumn and winter, mostly from thunderstorms which make
Summers are warm, dry and very sunny. The weather usually shows signs of warming up in April,
Annual rainfall in Malta is rather low – approximately 600mm (24 inches) and the length of the dry6season in summer is longer than in southern Italy. Malta has a very sunny climate with an average of five to six hours of sunshine a day in midwinter and over twelve hours a day in mid-summer. Source
Malta Island Temperature
To enter Malta visitors must have:
A passport valid for at 3 months beyond their intended stay
Visitors from the following countries can stay up to 90 days in Malta with a visa:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium,