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1. Posted by dpan574 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

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Hi,
I am going to be in Europe early next year and am planning to be in Malta for 5 ish days. I dont really have much more time than that but am worried that because it is winter, certain tours or other places will not be open / opperational. Is that the case at all?
Also, my plan is to do one day on Gozo, half a day on Comino and the rest on Malta, what are your thoughts?
Grazzi!

[ Edit: Edited on 05-May-2009, at 19:02 by dpan574 ]

2. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting dpan574

Hi,
I am going to be in Europe early next year and am planning to be in Malta for 5 ish days. I dont really have much more time than that but am worried that because it is winter, certain tours or other places will not be open / opperational. Is that the case at all?
Also, my plan is to do one day on Gozo, half a day on Comino and the rest on Malta, what are your thoughts?
Grazzi!

Malta is warm the whole year round, but there are far fewer tourists around during the winter season. The beaches are empty, but nightlife thrives due to the enthusiastic local population. You can get a pretty good idea about the tourist scene by going to What's On - Malta

The seas can be rough around that time of the year though, so if you plan to take the ferry from Sicily to Malta, take an anti-seasickness pill beforehand.

3. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

For people that have actually been to Malta in the winter - they'll know that it can get down to just about 0 degrees between November and March, quite regularly. It very rarely has any snow - but it can get frosty. Also in winter months the winds get up and it can be very chilly. It isn't the greatest place to go at that time of year and a woollen jumper is a must for a lot of the time. There are days when the sun shines and it gets up to between about 16c and 20c, but it's not that often. A stunningly beautiful place. You'll love Valletta and the Maltese people are just so nice. Don't let a bit of cold weather put you off.
I've done Canada in -35c and still had a good time (wish it had been just a little bit warmer though!!).

4. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

For people that have actually been to Malta in the winter - they'll know that it can get down to just about 0 degrees between November and March, quite regularly. It very rarely has any snow - but it can get frosty. Also in winter months the winds get up and it can be very chilly.

Redpaddy, perhaps when you were there (or pretended to be), it was one of those odd occasions when the country suffered inclement weather, but generally speaking, the climate is a mild one as you can see from here: Malta - Climate