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    Mellieha weather and climate

    Malta

    Mellieha weather and climate

     

    Day

    17 °C

     

    Night

    11 °C

     

    Sea

    15 °C

     

    Precipitation

    34 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    6 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    78 %

     

    Day

    17 °C

     

    Night

    11 °C

     

    Sea

    15 °C

     

    Precipitation

    34 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    6 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    78 %

    Overview: Mellieha
    Mellieha, positioned on the northern coast of Malta, typically experiences a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Daytime temperatures fluctuate between an average low of 16 °C (60 °F) in the brisk month of February to a sizzling high of 31 °C (87 °F) during the height of August. Overnight, temperatures cool down from a low of 10 °C (49 °F) in February to a more comfortable 23 °C (73 °F) in August. The scantiest rainfall occurs in July, with a mere 0 days worth of precipitation, in contrast to December, where rain is plentiful, averaging 10 days. Mellieha's waters warm up to 26 °C (79 °F) in the summer, making it perfect for swimmers and beach-goers, and dip to a cooler 15 °C (60 °F) in the winter months.

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    Last week's weather in Mellieha

    Average daily temperature during the week of 12 February 2024 - 18 February 2024 was 17 °C (63 °F), average minimal (night) temperature was 10 °C (50 °F). These temperatures are roughly same as the long-time average for Mellieha, being 16 °C (61 °F) for daily temperatures and 10 °C (50 °F) for night temperatures. On average, the temperatures during various times of day (in local time) were recorded as: 7am 11 °C (52 °F), 10am 15 °C (59 °F), 1pm 16 °C (61 °F), 4pm 16 °C (61 °F), 7pm 13 °C (55 °F), 10pm 12 °C (54 °F).

    There were 6 days without rain and 1 day with light rain during this week. The total precipitation for the week in Mellieha was 1 mm (0.04 in), which is below the area's average of 13 mm (0.51 in). On average, the cloud coverage during daylight hours (from dawn to dusk) was 24 %.

    The wind's speed averaged 4.2 m/s. The air pressure varied between 1010 hpa and 1031 hpa. On average, the air humidity in Mellieha was 75 %.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 10 hours clear skies, 1 hour partially overcast skies and 1 hour overcast skies. Average time of sunrise was 06:50, average time of sunset was 17:42.

    Weather overview for Mellieha

    Weather overview

    Mellieha, positioned on the northern coast of Malta, typically experiences a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Daytime temperatures fluctuate between an average low of 16 °C (60 °F) in the brisk month of February to a sizzling high of 31 °C (87 °F) during the height of August. Overnight, temperatures cool down from a low of 10 °C (49 °F) in February to a more comfortable 23 °C (73 °F) in August. The scantiest rainfall occurs in July, with a mere 0 days worth of precipitation, in contrast to December, where rain is plentiful, averaging 10 days. Mellieha's waters warm up to 26 °C (79 °F) in the summer, making it perfect for swimmers and beach-goers, and dip to a cooler 15 °C (60 °F) in the winter months.

    January weather

    As the day temperature lowers to 16 °C (61 °F) in Mellieha, the sea also cools to 16 °C (61 °F). A decrease in the number of rainy days is noted, sitting at 10 days, and the onset of reduced rainfall is evident, recording 85 mm (3.34 in). The wind speed reaches a pinnacle of 5, while the nighttime temperature also exhibits a downturn, measuring 10 °C (50 °F).

    February weather

    February in Mellieha brings a dip in both the sea temperature, reaching its lowest at 15 °C (60 °F), and the day temperature, which also decreases. A descent in the count of rainy days to 8 days is notable, alongside a decline in precipitation levels, now at 56 mm (2.19 in). As night falls, the cool air settles in, with the temperature hitting its minimum at 10 °C (49 °F). An increase in cloudless sky hours to 7 hours signifies the nearing end of the cooler weather.

    March weather

    March witnesses a continued reduction in rainy days, down to 6 days in Mellieha, and a further drop in rainfall measurements, reaching 34 mm (1.34 in). The daytime temperature starts its ascent, hitting 17 °C (63 °F), while nighttime temperatures also begin to climb, settling at 11 °C (51 °F). With the oncoming spring, the durations of sunshine extend to 7 hours.

    April weather

    April marks the start of warming sea temperatures in Mellieha, with the thermometer showing 16 °C (61 °F). Concurrently, the day temperature continues its upward trend, while the frequency of rainy days decreases to an inspiring 4 days. The quantity of precipitation also sees a decline, now at 18 mm (0.70 in). With the dry season setting in, the night temperature advances to 12 °C (54 °F).

    May weather

    Continuing this warming trend, May in Mellieha experiences a rise in day and sea temperatures, now at 18 °C (65 °F). The transition towards drier days is evident as rainy days become uncommon, reported at just 2 days. Rainfall similarly experiences a reduction, with totals at 8 mm (0.31 in). Nighttime temperatures show a consistent increase, with the thermometer reading 15 °C (60 °F), and the length of sunny periods extends to 9 hours.

    June weather

    June's weather in Mellieha is characterized by a slight rise in the day temperature to 28 °C (82 °F) and a continuing increase in sea warmth, peaking at 22 °C (71 °F). A rare occurrence of rainy days at 1 day aligns with the minimal rainfall totals of 3 mm (0.10 in). Kicking off the tourist season, the amount of sunshine reaches an impressive 11 hours.

    July weather

    July's scorching climate leads to a surge in day temperatures, now at 30 °C (87 °F), and the sea temperatures follow suit. As we approach the zenith of the tourist season, the scantiness of rainfall is at an all-time low, only registering 0 mm (0.00 in), while the number of rainy days is almost imperceptible at 0 days. Ample sun-filled hours are at their peak, marked by 12 hours.

    August weather

    The continuation of Mellieha's tourist season in August is accompanied by peak day and sea temperatures of 31 °C (87 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F), respectively. With the commencement of increased rain, a slight uptick to 1 day in rainy days is registered, along with a nascent rise in rainfall, totalling 6 mm (0.25 in). Overnight, the temperatures hit their highest at 23 °C (73 °F).

    September weather

    September in Mellieha notices the start of a decline in day temperatures to 28 °C (83 °F), and the sea begins to cool off as well. The ascent in the number of rainy days burgeons to 4 days, a precursor to greater rainfall amounts, which rise to 45 mm (1.78 in). The tourist season remains in full swing, while the duration of sunlight starts its retreat, now measuring 9 hours.

    October weather

    October in Mellieha is characterized by the off-peak tourist season. Sea temperatures exhibit a downward trend, settling at 23 °C (74 °F), as do day temperatures, which moderate to 25 °C (77 °F). Rainy days continue to proliferate, counted at 7 days, and rainfall amounts swell to 72 mm (2.85 in). The cool of the night manifests itself, with the temperature descending to 18 °C (65 °F).

    November weather

    November sees Mellieha's sea temperature continue its decline, now at 21 °C (69 °F), while the daytime temperature similarly dips to 21 °C (69 °F). A further increase in rainy days, now totalling 9 days, aligns with amplified rainfall, calculated at 88 mm (3.48 in). The cooling trend at night mirrors previous months, and the shrinking sunlight spans 6 hours.

    December weather

    As December falls upon Mellieha, day temperatures slip further to 17 °C (63 °F), and the chilling sea temperature descends to 18 °C (64 °F). The monthly maximum for rainy days is reached as precipitation hits its highest at 10 days. Restful nights see a downtrend in temperature to 12 °C (53 °F). The least amount of sunshine is recorded, with only 5 hours to brighten the winter days.

    FAQs

    What is the average day temperature in Mellieha in January?

    In January, Mellieha enjoys an average daytime temperature of around 16 °C (61 °F).

    How does the number of sun hours change in Mellieha throughout February?

    As February progresses, the average sun hours in Mellieha rise to about 7 hours.

    What is Mellieha's average nighttime temperature in March?

    In March, the average nightly temperature in Mellieha is about 11 °C (51 °F).

    Does Mellieha's rainfall continue to decrease in April?

    Indeed, April sees Mellieha's rainfall continue to dwindle, with precipitation dropping to approximately 18 mm (0.70 in).

    How does the sea temperature in Mellieha change during May?

    The sea temperature in Mellieha in May warms up, reaching a pleasant 18 °C (65 °F).

    What's the likelihood of encountering rain in Mellieha during June?

    The likelihood of rain in Mellieha during June is low, with an average of just about 1 day to expect.

    How much sunshine can tourists enjoy in July in Mellieha?

    Tourists can bask in the glow of up to 12 hours of sunshine during the month of July in Mellieha.

    How does rain affect Mellieha during the peak of tourist season in August?

    August in Mellieha, despite being the peak tourist season, starts showing a minor increase in rainy days, averaging about 1 day.

    What temperatures are typical during the day in Mellieha in September?

    Typical daytime temperatures in Mellieha for September hover around 28 °C (83 °F).

    Are rainy days frequent in Mellieha during October?

    Rainy days in Mellieha become more frequent in October, with the number rising to about 7 days.

    How does the number of hours of sun change in November in Mellieha?

    In Mellieha, the hours of sun dwindle in November, averaging around 6 hours of sunshine.

    Is December the wettest month in Mellieha?

    Yes, December is indeed the wettest month in Mellieha, with the highest rain frequency averaging 10 days.

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