London will be hotter than Malta this weekend

London is set to be hotter than Malta this weekend, according to the weather experts. Temperatures in the south-east of England are likely to reach a sizzling 33°C over the coming days. In Malta, the Met Office in Luqa said the mercury is expected to hit 32°C on Saturday, and 31°C on Sunday and Monday. […]

July 2019 is officially the hottest month ever

July this year was the warmest month ever recorded worldwide, satellite data has confirmed. The assessment was carried out by EU climate change scientists, who say it’s the latest sign that Earth is experiencing unprecedented warming. Scorching heatwaves saw weather records tumble across Europe – including Malta – last month, with unusually high temperatures of […]

Three dead as ‘hell’ heatwave hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

Three dead as ‘heatwave from hell’ hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

Summer arrives in Malta with a scorching heatwave

Malta is set to swelter in temperatures as warm as 39°C this weekend as the second heatwave of 2019 arrives. The Met Office issued a weather warning, urging people to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, to drink plenty of water, and to wear light clothing. Thousands of holidaymakers will be among […]

It takes just six minutes for a dog to die in a hot car

Animal welfare charities have warned against pet owners leaving their dogs in cars as the temperatures increase across Malta and Gozo. Experts at the MSPCA warned that the temperature in a car can rise quickly and this can be dangerous, potentially fatal to a dog. It can get unbearably hot in a car on a […]

Australia bakes as temperatures approach 50°C

Australia’s summer continues to break records, with parts of the country sweltering in extreme heatwave temperatures approaching 50°C. The country already experienced the world’s top 15 temperatures earlier this week. The highest of these was 49.1°C in Tarcoola, a town in South Australia. Bushfires have ravaged parts of Victoria and Tasmania as weather forecasters warned that […]

Malta put on thunder alert for the next three days

Thundery showers are set to disrupt the summer heatwave in Malta and Gozo, forecasters have warned. The Maltese Islands will see a change in the weather on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday following weeks of glorious summer sunshine. And Malta could expect ‘some isolated thundery and gusty showers’ over the next three days, the Met Office […]

Britain is officially hotter than Malta this week

Britain is officially hotter as Malta this week as the heatwave gripping the UK shows no signs of letting up. Weather experts issued health warnings for parts of England, Scotland and Wales on Monday after forecasters predicted record-breaking temperatures as high as 35°C in the south-east. In contrast, temperatures peaked at 31°C on Monday in Malta. Across the […]

How to cope with Malta’s first heatwave of the summer

Malta is about to bake in the hottest week of 2018 so far with a heatwave on the way. The Met Office in Luqa has predicted uninterrupted hot, dry, sunny weather all week with soaring temperatures feeling as warm as 39°C from Monday. But before you panic, book the week off work and launch yourself into the […]

13 tips to sleep comfortably this summer in Malta

Malta is basking in the summer sunshine – and we’re all feeling pretty smug about it. But even though we’re enjoying the glorious weather in the Maltese Islands, there’s still a thing or two to moan about. If you’ve ever faced a sleepless night in the heat, you’ll know how brutal it can be to […]

London is warmer than Luqa with highs of 29.4C

It doesn’t happen very often. But weather experts have confirmed London was warmer than Malta on Monday – for the first time this summer. Temperatures in the British capital reached 29.4°C on what was officially the UK’s hottest day of the year so far. In Malta, the mercury peaked at 28°C, with pleasant sea temperatures of 23°C […]

Malta’s latest sizzling heatwave ends with a bang

Malta’s third heatwave of the summer has come to a close with a bang. The heat and humidity following the hottest day of the year on Monday ended with a dramatic storm across the north of Malta early on Tuesday morning. Thousands were woken up in the middle of the night to experience thunder and […]

Malta’s summer heatwave from hell is over – for now!

Keep calm and carry on. That’s the advice from weather forecasters as Malta’s second heatwave of 2017 finally comes to an end. The island has suffered sizzling temperatures for more than a week, with the mercury peaking at 38.7°C on Thursday, making it the hottest day of the year so far. The Met Office in […]

Doctors issue heatwave health warning for Malta

Health chiefs have issued a fresh warning as the second heatwave of summer continues across Malta and Gozo. Forecasters predicted temperatures could feel as hot at 42°C by Thursday. And as more hot air pushes north from Africa, an amber level 3 heat warning has also been issued by the Met Office in Luqa. Government […]