Malta prepares to welcome 2020 – but will it stay dry?

Final preparations are under way for New Year’s Eve celebrations across Malta and Gozo – but wear a thick coat and take your umbrella with you if you’re going out.

Revellers heading out to enjoy the festivities in the streets of Valletta or Victoria can expect breezy weather as the clocks strike midnight, according to the Met Office.

There’s also a risk of showers in some areas.

Those heading out for the New Year’s Eve celebrations will experience overnight temperatures of around 7°C, so wrap up warm for the outdoors.


Looking ahead to Wednesday, forecasters said that January 1 would be mainly sunny but chilly in Malta and Gozo with temperatures reaching 13°C.

A Met Office spokesman said: ‘On New Year’s Day, temperatures are expected to drop from a maximum temperature of 13°C to a minimum of 7°C.’

December 31, 2014 remains unbeaten as the coldest New Year’s Eve on record in Malta and Gozo, with temperatures plummeting to 2°C and snow pellets raining on our parade.

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