For many of us in Malta a few snowflakes on Christmas Day is the ultimate festive wish.
But if you’re dreaming of a White Christmas in Malta this year, keep on dreaming.
It’s not going to happen.
In fact, a ‘mild’ Christmas Day is expected in the Maltese Islands with plenty of glorious sunshine.
Temperatures are set to reach a sweltering 21°C, according to forecasters.
WILL IT RAIN ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN MALTA?
Andrea Muscat from Maltese Islands Weather said: ‘Preliminary indications suggest that the weather for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be very mild.
‘With highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C, this year’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are expected to be the warmest in many years.
‘The wind should be light from the southwest.
‘No rain is anticipated.’
WHAT DO THE STATS SAY?
According to the Met Office in Luqa, snow is almost unheard of in Malta – although hailstorms are always a possibility in the months of December and January.
In fact, the island has experienced only seven ‘official’ snowfalls since 1858.
The last one was on New Year’s Eve in 2014 when temperatures plunged to 2.8°C, the coldest December night temperature ever recorded in Malta.
The coldest night ever recorded remains that of January 29 1981, when the temperature dropped to 1.4°C.
Meanwhile, weather experts Met Check have launched an online checker so you can see if it will be a White Christmas in your part of the world.