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Gozo ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds

If you’re going to Gozo this weekend, expect delays at Cirkewwa.

That’s the advice from Gozo Channel as the company’s ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds.

Strong winds on Saturday morning forced the company to re-route its ferries around Comino, adding at least 30 minutes to the normal 25-minute crossing between Cirkewwa and Mgarr.

Due to High Winds Ferry Services are Operating Via Comino Route. Delays are expected.

Publiée par Gozo Channel Operations Limited sur Vendredi 13 décembre 2019

The stormy conditions are expected to batter the Maltese Islands all weekend, according to weather experts.

The Met Office in Luqa issued a strong wind warning on Saturday morning and said the sea would be ‘very rough’.

Andrea Muscat from Maltese Islands Weather added: ‘The peak gusts will blow across the Maltese Islands on Saturday.

‘They may reach Force 10 across exposed areas of the Maltese Islands.

‘The sea will be very rough, with wave heights of up to 9 metres in peak gusts. The swell will be a moderate West to Northwest.’

⚠️ Motorists are advised to proceed with caution since we have received reports of fallen trees due to the bad weather conditions.

Publiée par The Malta Police Force sur Vendredi 13 décembre 2019

Malta Police urged motorists to drive with extra care after several reports of falling trees because of the stormy weather.

The coast of Goz,o in particular, took battering from the angry waves with spectacular scenes caught on camera at the Inland Sea in Dwejra.

Watch the video below: 

Publiée par Maltese Islands Weather sur Samedi 14 décembre 2019