Gozo ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds

If you’re going to Gozo this weekend, expect delays at Cirkewwa. That’s the advice from Gozo Channel as the company’s ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds. Strong winds on Saturday morning forced the company to re-route its ferries around Comino, adding at least 30 minutes to the normal 25-minute crossing between Cirkewwa and Mgarr. […]

Hailstorm transforms Malta into a winter wonderland

Where did that come from? Malta has taken a bit of a battering after a shower of hailstones rained down on parts of the island. Things seemed fairly normal before the hailstorm brought an almighty crashing sound onto roofs and people started running to their windows to see what was going on. The shower experienced in […]

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

Are we heading for a sunny Christmas in Malta, or will rain be on its way? While most of us in Malta can only dream of a little flurry of snow we could be in for a surprise on Christmas Day. At the moment forecasters are predicting a wet and rather grey day with highs […]

Malta braced for heavy rain and strong winds this week

Malta is braced for heavy rain and strong winds this week with the Met Office having issued a weather warning. Some areas can expect gale force winds at times while much of Malta and Gozo is set to be inundated with thundery showers until the weekend. Temperatures are set to feel as chilly as 7°C  overnight. […]

More holidaymakers visiting Malta than ever before

Malta is on course for a record-breaking year for tourism, according to new figures. The number of visitors who came to Malta in October rose by 6 per cent while tourist spending increased by more than 7 per cent to €231.1 million. A spokesman for the Office for National Statistics in Valletta said: ‘Tourism arrivals […]

Msida and Marsalforn ‘could be under water by 2050’

Some of Malta’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions could be destroyed by rising sea levels, it has been claimed. Much of Msida, Marsalforn and Xemxija could all be submerged by 2050 if sea levels continue to rise due to climate change. The environmental shifts taking place are so rapid that catastrophe could hit in […]

Christmas celebrations kick-off this weekend in Gozo

The festive season gets well and truly underway this weekend in Gozo. Christmas decorations and lights have already started springing up across the island, signalling the start of everybody’s favourite time of the year. Gozo’s spectacular festive celebrations will be launched on Saturday evening with the switching on of the Christmas lights in the heart […]

Malta wakes up to a glorious sunrise on Saturday

Malta is always gorgeous. But if you were up with the early worms on Saturday morning, you’d have caught a glimpse of one of the most spectacular sunrises we’ve seen in a long while! The sky above was simply magical as Malta started the day, with vibrant colours lighting it up in vivid tones across […]

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. […]

Stormy October was one of the wettest ever in Malta

You didn’t imagine it – last month really was one of the wettest Octobers on record in Malta and Gozo. Weather experts have confirmed that an astonishing 94mm of rain fell on the Maltese Islands in October – that’s around 20mm than we’d normally expect for the time of year. October was twice as stormy […]

Malta’s longest flyover to open ‘by end of the year’

Malta’s longest flyover is expected to be ready by the end of the year. Infrastructure Malta said it has successfully completed the latest phase of the project. In a Facebook posted, the government agency said: ‘we laid the concrete deck slab of another stretch of the 227-metre of the Marsa Junction project flyover, connecting Aldo Moro […]

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 […]

Get ready for rain and gale-force winds across Malta

Malta and Gozo have been put on storm alert. Heavy rain and gale-force winds are expected to batter the Maltese Islands for the next three days, according to forecasters. Weather warnings have been issued for Malta and Gozo with the first thunderstorms likely on Monday afternoon. The Met Office in Luqa warned of thunder and […]

Cooler temperatures are coming to Malta and Gozo

If you’ve had enough of the warm and sticky weather we’ve had in Malta and Gozo, here’s some good news. Forecasters predict temperatures across the Maltese Islands are expected to drop ‘significantly’ this week. Malta’s number one weather Facebook page Malta Weather said: ‘Winter is getting closer. ‘A series of low pressure systems are expected […]

10 amazing photos of Malta’s ‘most stunning sunset of 2019’

marsalforn sunset

Malta has been treated to ‘the most stunning sunset of 2019’ after a miserable day of thunder and rain. Instagrammers in Malta got snap-happy with many sharing photos of the gloriois golden skyline as the sun went down on Monday evening. Here’s our round-up of the best pictures of Monday incredible sunset in Malta and […]

Weather warning for Malta as another thunderstorm rolls in

A weather warning has been issued for Malta and Gozo with another thunderstorm expected to hit Maltese Islands. The Met Office in Luqa said that the thunder and lightning will continue all night until the early hours of Saturday morning. Heavy rain is expected in some areas on Friday afternoon with top temperatures reaching 23°C. […]