The climate in Malta is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall. Nearly three quarters of the total annual rainfall falls between October and March; June, July, and August are usually dry.
The temperature is very stable, averaging 18ºC (64ºF) with monthly averages ranging from 12º C (54ºF) to 31ºC (88ºF). Winds are strong and frequent; the most common are the cool northwesterly, the dry northeasterly, and the hot humid southeasterly. The relative humidity is consistently high and rarely falls below 40%.