Malta to London flights axed as Storm Ciara batters UK

Flights between Malta and the UK have been disrupted after Britain’s biggest storm in seven years swept across much of Scotland, England and Wales. Storm Ciara battered Britain with rivers bursting their banks, and gale force winds tearing down trees, cranes and a windmill. Eight Air Malta flights to London were cancelled because of the […]

Gale force winds cancel ferries between Malta and Sicily

The Met Office has issued a weather warning with gale force winds and stormy seas expected to batter the Maltese Islands over the next two days. Virtu Ferries Ltd cancelled all voyages between Malta and Sicily on Wednesday because of the bad weather. The company said: ‘Kindly note that all voyages on Wednesday are cancelled due […]

10 epic images of Tuesday’s jaw-dropping Malta sunset

Malta has been treated to the first breathtaking sunset of 2020. The sky glowed yellow, orange, red and purple as the sun went down and dozens of social media users were quick to capture pictures of Malta’s fiery skyline. Weather-wise, it’s set to stay rain free all week with temperatures reaching a mild 17°C by […]

Malta ‘will soon be THREE months without heavy rain’

Malta has gone almost three months without any heavy rain, weather experts have claimed. Forecasters issued the warning with another dry week expected across the Maltese Islands. They said the unseasonably mild winter would continue into February. Andrea Muscat from Maltese Islands Weather said it would ‘soon be three months’ since the last decent downpour […]

Malta celebrates another huge rise in tourist numbers

There’s been another rise in the number of holidaymakers coming to Malta. New figures show tourist arrivals in November numbered 191,698 – an impressive increase of 8.3 per cent when compared to the same month in 2018. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said 40 per cent of tourists to Malta were aged between 25 […]

Man, 69, badly injured after hit-and-run in Qormi

Malta Police have launched a hunt for a rogue driver after a hit-and-run in Qormi. A 69-year-old man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car as he tried to cross Mdina Road. It happened after 3pm on Friday. Police said the motorist fled before they arrived at the scene. The victim was […]

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 ‘colder than parts of Scotland and Norway’

The New Year has officially got off to a nippy start in Malta and Gozo. Forecasters confirmed temperatures were colder in the Maltese Islands on Wednesday night than in parts of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Norway. Overnight lows hit a fairly chilly 8°C in Luqa on New Year’s Day, compared to around 11°C in Dublin, […]

Malta’s epic Christmas Fairyland closes this Sunday

It’s been hailed as the most popular visitor attraction in Malta this Christmas. But organisers have confirmed that Fairyland Malta at Triton Square in Valletta will come to an end on Sunday 5 January. So if you haven’t been you need to get your skates on – quite literally! The 900m2 outdoor ice rink has […]

Malta promised a bright and sunny start to 2020

Malta has been promised a bright but nippy start to 2020. The Met Office in Luqa forecast a mainly sunny and dry New Year’s Day for the Maltese Islands with temperatures as low as 8°C. It said winds will be light to moderate, blowing from a north-northwesterly direction. The Met Office ruled out any chance […]

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 […]

Bad weather in Sicily blamed for huge power cut in Malta

Stormy weather in Sicily has been blamed for Malta’s latest power cut. Thousands of homes were left without electricity for more than five hours on Monday morning. Shops were also plunged into darkness and some were forced to close, just two days before Christmas. Enemalta said that a fault had occurred on the interconnector cable […]

What will the weather be like in Malta on Christmas Day?

With a week to go until Christmas, the Met Office in Luqa has revealed what kind of weather we can expect in Malta and Gozo on December 25. And of course there’ve been several bold predictions as to whether or not the Maltese Islands will be hit by a storm this Christmas Day. Sadly, the […]

WATCH: Terrifying moment monster wave slams into Gozo ferry

This is the dramatic moment a monster wave slammed into one of the Gozo ferries. The sea-sickening video taken during the height of the ferocious storm on Saturday shows the angry sea battering the ship as it heads from Mgarr to Cirkewwa. American tourist Mawk Phoenix captured the dramatic stomach-lurching footage from the passenger deck of […]

Malta enjoys ‘one of the most beautiful sunsets ever’

Social media users have shared their stunning photographs of ‘one of the most beautiful sunsets ever seen’ in Malta. Breathtaking images showed the Maltese skyline illuminated in a glowing purple shade on Sunday evening. Delighted photographers took to social media to share their striking pictures as deep orange and pink hues lit the sky. One […]

Gale force winds of 103km/h cause mayhem across Malta

Fallen trees have caused mayhem across Malta and Gozo as 103km/h winds batter the Maltese Islands this weekend. Police urged motorists to ‘proceed with caution’ on the roads because of the stormy weather. Warnings were issued by the Met Office in Luqa after a number of fallen trees and drifting sand left some roads blocked. […]