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Luqa Climate & Temperature

  • Luqa, Malta is at 3551'N, 1429'E, 91 m (299 ft). See map.
  • Luqa has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30 and 45. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptible to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 C (71.6 F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 C (64 to 27 F) with at least four months above 10 C (50 F). Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 18.6 degrees Celsius (65.5 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.1 °C (25.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic,subtype truly oceanic. Luqa Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 15.8°C (60.4°F) on average falling to 9.8°C (49.7°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 19.7°C (67.5°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 12.3°C (54.1°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 29.6°C (85.3°F) and average low temperatures are 20.4°C (68.7°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 24.1°C (75.4°F) during the day and lows of 17°C (62.7°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 553.3 mm (21.8 inches) which is equivalent to 553.3 Litres/m (13.57 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 3121 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Luqa you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Ruatoria, New Zealand where you would find a Marine west coast climate (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).

Luqa Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 15 (59) 16 (60) 17 (62) 19 (66) 23 (74) 28 (82) 31 (87) 31 (87) 28 (82) 24 (76) 20 (68) 17 (62) 22 (72)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (54) 12 (54) 13 (56) 16 (60) 19 (66) 23 (73) 26 (79) 26 (79) 24 (75) 21 (69) 17 (63) 14 (57) 19 (66)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (49) 9 (49) 10 (50) 12 (53) 15 (59) 18 (65) 21 (70) 22 (71) 20 (68) 17 (63) 14 (57) 11 (52) 15 (59)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 89 (4) 61 (2) 41 (2) 23 (1) 7 (0) 3 (0) 0 (0) 7 (0) 40 (2) 90 (4) 80 (3) 112 (4) 553 (22)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 12 (39) 7 (25) 6 (19) 4 (13) 2 (6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (3) 3 (10) 9 (29) 10 (33) 12 (39) 66 (18)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 5h 42' 6h 39' 7h 34' 8h 40' 10h 00' 11h 40' 12h 23' 11h 40' 9h 22' 7h 07' 6h 16' 5h 19' 8h 32'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 01' 10h 49' 11h 54' 13h 04' 14h 03' 14h 32' 14h 19' 13h 29' 12h 22' 11h 12' 10h 14' 9h 46' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 58 (42) 62 (38) 64 (36) 67 (33) 72 (28) 81 (19) 87 (13) 88 (12) 77 (23) 65 (35) 62 (38) 55 (45) 71 (29)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 34.2 43.6 54.4 66.1 74.4 77.6 74.5 66.2 54.8 43.3 34.1 30.7 54.4

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