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 […]

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 […]

Are we set for stormy weather in Malta this weekend?

We hate to break it to you but it looks like it’s going to be cloudy and wet this weekend in Malta and Gozo. Weather experts at the Met Office in Luqa reckon we’re in for a ‘miserable’ weekend with a chance of showers on Saturday and more rain on Sunday. Temperatures will also be […]

Malta suffers its wildest May for nearly 70 years

Malta has suffered its stormiest May for nearly 70 years, according to weather experts. Last month was the wildest since 1951 and one of the was also one of the wettest, with more than double the amount of rain normally expected at this time of year. A spokesman for the Met Office in Luqa said: […]

Last month was the second coldest EVER in Malta

We all felt the cold last month – and now it’s official. February was the second coldest month ever recorded in Malta, according to the latest weather data from the Met Office in Luqa. Forecasters said temperatures plunged to a frosty low of 3°C at one stage between February 23 and 24. A Met Office […]

Britain enjoys its warmest February day on record

Monday became the UK’s warmest ever February day after a temperature of 21°C was recorded in Wales. The Met Office said it was the first time a temperature has risen above 20°C in winter since records began. The previous record temperature was 19.7°C, which was set in London in 1998. Much of Britain enjoyed a […]

Malta’s worst storm for 37 years ‘reached hurricane levels’

Malta was battered by hurricane-force winds at the weekend, the Met Office has confirmed. It said the terrifying winds reached speeds of 133km/h at 4am on Sunday, leaving behind a trail of destruction. According to the Beaufort Scale, winds faster than 118km/h are classified as hurricane level. Meanwhile the Prime Minister told Parliament that the storm […]

Horror as man risks his life for free fish in Xemxija

‘This is the terrifying moment a man almost drowned in the stormy sea at Malta’s Xemxija Bay. He was pictured clinging to a friend for his life after powerful waves dragged him into the angry sea. The man, who is lucky to be alive, was one of several dozen people who rushed to Xemxija when […]

Weather warnings issued as UK braces for more snow

Britain faces a week of travel chaos after a blanket of snow swept across parts of the country on Monday night. Sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds could combine with the white stuff – especially in the South East of England – to spell disruption on the roads and power cuts as bone-chilling air from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here’s the weather forecast for Malta on Christmas Day

For many of us in Malta a few snowflakes on Christmas Day is the ultimate festive wish. But if you’re dreaming of a White Christmas in Malta this year, keep on dreaming. It’s not going to happen. A ‘mild’ Christmas Day is expected in the Maltese Islands with some sunshine and a small risk of […]

Malta ‘the hottest place in Europe’ this weekend

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Grab your shades and slap on the sun cream! Malta is expected to be the hottest place in Europe this weekend. Temperatures across the Maltese Islands are set to feel as sizzling as 39°C on Saturday, with Sunday likely to feel as sweltering as 38°C. That compares to 37°C in Madrid,  36°C in Athens,  33°C in […]