Malta in April can make for one of the loveliest and sunniest holidays as it’s one of the best times of the year to visit. Most days are warm and sunny and if you keep a close eye on the weather forecast for the days of your visit, you can easily make plans and adjust as needed.
Do note that the tourist season in April is not yet at its peak, although more visitors will be out and about in popular spots. Luckily, more seasonal places also tend to start opening their doors up in April.
Malta in April is truly beautiful. The weather is warm, bright, and sunny most days and following the wetter months of the year, this is the time when Malta is the most green. Of course, rogue rain showers and strong winds are not unheard of and can still crop up on any given day.
On the whole, April is usually a much safer bet than other months early on in the year. Rainfall averages at around 25.3mm with average sunlight hours going up to 8.5. This by no means is a guarantee that you will get sunshine on every day in April, but the risk is smaller than in earlier months of the year.
Temperatures are usually around a low of 12o C (53o F) and go up to 19o C (66o F). Sea temperatures are also higher at around 16o C (61o F).
The short answer is: usually yes. If April turns out to be a good month in Malta, the sun shines down quite warmly most days. The gentle heat even starts to persist throughout the late afternoons. Evenings tend to bring with them a fresh, crisp breeze.
This, of course, is not a guarantee. Some April weather in Malta has been known to be grey, windy, and wet. Luckily, most times, this type of dull April weather doesn’t usually last for very long and wet spells tend to be during the night.
Yes, April in Malta can bring some of the best sunny days of the entire year although rainy days aren’t uncommon. The sun is usually hot enough without being scorching, but strong enough to give a pleasant feeling of warmth.
April in Malta is usually one of the more stunning months. Days are longer, sunnier, and warmer, meaning locals will start venturing out on picnics, lunches al fresco, and even early barbecues.
The lovely April spring days bring about a busier social life. Locations and sites will start slowly filling up with visitors, tourists, and locals alike as everyone goes out to enjoy the nicer weather.
Speaking of going out, the great outdoors is perfect for Malta in April – think hikes, trails, and strolls by the beautiful beaches.
April is a great time to be out and about in Malta and unless you wish to spend a number of relaxing days by the pool in your hotel or farmhouse, I highly encourage you to go out and make the most out of this beautiful time of year. There’s lots to see and do and you’ll be sorry to miss the green country views as they don’t last for very long as the temperatures keep rising.
If you’re considering going on sightseeing tours while you’re visiting, there are a couple that are well suited for this time of year:
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Maltese weather in April can be very warm and sunny however, the beaches are not usually too busy. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during a warm spell, there’s nothing more relaxing than going down to one of the local beaches for a slow stroll, quiet picnic, and breathtaking views as you watch the sunset (or rise) over the Mediterranean horizon.
If you’re particularly brave you can also venture to take a dip in the waters. Be warned though – they’re still relatively cold during this time! Apart from that, be careful of unseen underwater currents as the sea might not be as calm as it would be during the summer and no lifeguards are usually around in April.
Alternatively, if the weather is especially nice you can take a trip to Comino’s Blue Lagoon. The beach has stunning, clear blue waters and is an extremely popular spot in the summer months. So visiting in April would be the perfect way to experience it while avoiding the huge crowds that will gather in later months.
If you’d like to experience the beauty of Maltese beaches in April, I suggest you have a look through my list of the Top 10 beaches.
The beautiful weather in Malta in April allows for more opportunities and events as you are not just limited to indoor activities.
April is one of the best months of the year to visit Malta. The temperatures are quite warm, the nights pleasantly cooler and breezy, heavy rains are unlikely, and the countryside is at its greenest.
Of course, with Easter holidays and better weather, more people will be around and the number of tourists tends to start increasing round this time. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on visiting popular spots like museums, historical sites, the countryside, and even beaches.
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April in Malta tends to be the starting point of the peak tourist season and as such, you can expect most places of accommodation to start filling up pretty quickly. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find some special deals and discounts, particularly from hotels, but don’t keep all your hopes pinned on this and be prepared to pay a little bit more than during the off-peak season.
If you’re wishing to have a quiet retreat to rest and relax, I would suggest smaller towns and villages where you would be closer to nature and more rural areas. Places in the South such as Marsascala, Gudja, Marsaxlokk, and Birżebbuġa are ideal, or Mellieħa, Xemxija, and St Paul’s Bay in the North. Central locations like Siġġiewi, Rabat and Mdina also have lovely boutique hotels away from the buzz of noise and people.
Farmhouses and boutique hotels in Gozo are the ultimate spots to get away from it all and enjoy the natural beauty that Malta’s sister island has to offer.
If on the other hand, you want to be in the thick of it all, then definitely look for somewhere in Sliema, St Julian’s, Buġibba or Qawra. Here, you’re guaranteed to find nightlife, restaurants, pubs, bars, and easy access to transportation. Be ready to pay a more hefty price for exactly this though!
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