Malta ‘the hottest place in Europe’ this weekend

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Malta is expected to be the hottest place in Europe this weekend.

Temperatures across the Maltese Islands are set to feel as sizzling as 39°C on Saturday, with Sunday likely to feel as sweltering as 38°C.

That compares to 37°C in Madrid,  36°C in Athens,  33°C in Lisbon  and 32°C in Nicosia.

Malta’s beaches are likely to be extra busy this weekend – as thousands of families try to cool off in the sea.

The most popular swimming spots include Paradise Bay, Pretty Bay, Golden Bay, Riviera Bay and Mellieha Bay as well as Ramla Bay and Marsalforn Bay in Gozo, and Comino’s Blue Lagoon.

This weekend’s hot spell follows a scorching summer which has seen the Maltese Islands sizzle in four separate heatwaves.

Despite that, weather experts say this year isn’t the hottest on record.

The highest ever temperature recorded in Malta was 43.8˚C in August 1999.

The Met Office in Luqa said the weather will cool down slightly next week with even a small chance of isolated showers on Monday and Tuesday.

Read more: The Met Office

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