Malta enjoys nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine in 2019

Malta was hotter and drier than average in 2019, according to weather experts. The Met Office in Luqa said there was no shortage of sunshine last year with the sun making an appearance for a 2,992 hours. The year started with a wetter-than-average January, which produced 99.8 mm of much-needed rain. February saw the year’s […]

Malta welcomes record number of tourists in July

Malta’s tourism industry is on course for a record-breaking 2019, according to new figures. The island welcomed a record number of tourists in July. Visitor numbers were up by 5.4 per cent during the month, with arrivals from non-EU countries up nearly 10 per cent. In total, an impressive 305,588 tourists visited the Maltese Islands […]

Rescue flights head to Malta as Thomas Cook goes bust

  Hundreds of British tourists have been left stranded in Malta following the collapse of Thomas Cook. The world’s oldest and most famous travel operator officially went bust at 2am on Monday morning. Around 600 Thomas Cook holidaymakers staying in Maltese hotels in St Julian’s, Sliema, Qawra, Bugibba, Xemxija, Mellieha and Gozo have been left […]

Malta promised a dry and sunny end to September

Summer is almost over in Malta – but it looks like you won’t need your raincoat for a while. The weather is expected to stay dry and mild across the Maltese Island for the rest of September. Forecasters said no significant rainfall is expected for ‘at least two weeks or so’ as a ridge of […]

Malta welcomes record tourist numbers in June

Malta welcomed a record number of holidaymakers in June, according to new figures published on Tuesday. The number of visitors arriving in Malta in June stood at 280,522, an increase of 5.5 per cent on the same month last year. National Statistics Office – Malta in Valletta said tourists from non-EU countries went up by […]