More thunder and heavy rain heading to Malta

Keep your umbrella handy this weekend. It’s likely to get seriously wet and windy in Malta and Gozo, according to weather experts. The Met Office in Luqa warned that we can expect rain showers on Sunday that may be heavy and thundery at times. It said winds will also increase to Force 7 in places. […]

Bad weather cancels outdoor rock concert in Gozo

An outdoor rock concert has been postponed in Gozo because of bad weather. The event, which was scheduled for Saturday night in Xaghra, will now be held on Saturday 7 December at 8.30pm. Organisers said weather forecasts warning of very strong winds this weekend forced them to move the date of the concert. The Hill […]

Malta’s emergency helpline restored after lightning strike

Malta’s national emergency helpline has been restored after it was knocked out by this morning’s thunderstorm. The 112 number was out of action for around three hours following a lightning strike. A Home Affairs Minstry spokesman had told 89.7 Bay: ‘The ministry is appealing to the public that, in the case of an emergency, to […]

Holiday horror as tornadoes, floods and hail hit Spain

Tornadoes, hailstorms and flash floods have hit parts of Spain causing damage to power lines and travel chaos. Heavy rain and hail turned parts of Madrid into cascading rivers while tornadoes ripped through a town near Malaga. Flash floods and mudslides caused the closure of one of Madrid’s train lines, cutting off the Arganda del […]