Double rainbows add a splash of colour to Malta’s skies

The skies above Malta and Gozo were a glorious riot of colour on Tuesday.

Loads of you were quick to share snaps of the vibrant double rainbows which appeared above the Maltese Islands.

There may be no such thing as a pot of gold, but it was a great way start to the day for thousands of commuters heading to work.

The magnificent double rainbows appeared in the gloomy skies over Malta and Gozo after stormy weather brought heavy rain on Tuesday morning.

The skies eventually cleared for a while, giving rise to the spectacular weather phenomenon.

Here’s a selection of your best rainbow photos from Tuesday morning.

 

Marsalforn by Joseph Zammit

 

 

Xlendi by Janina Gatt

 

Gharb by Andrea Muscat

 

 

Xemxija by Anna Zalewska

 

 

Qawra by Salt Sand and Sunshine

 

 

St Paul’s Bay by Catherine Learmount

 

 

Coast Road by Stefan Sciberras

Victoria by Francesca Camilleri

 

Luqa by Lin C

 

Anchor Bay by Francesco Sultana

 

Birzebbuga by Karl Fenech

 

Manikata by Natasa Valderama

According to Maltese Islands Weather, rainbows appear when sunlight passes through a raindrop causing it to be refracted, or bent.

Double rainbows, also known as ‘rainbow hats’, occur when a secondary rainbow forms outside of a primary rainbow.

As light passes through a raindrop, it is refracted at different angles, displaying a bright spectrum of colours from red to violet – a rainbow.

Bay Way Hoodie (Unisex)

Our limited-edition hoodie just dropped. Grab yours now!