Heatwave! Summer 2019 was one of the hottest in Malta

It’s official: Malta sizzled this summer. After weeks of heatwave hell followed by sweltering sunny days at the beach, weather experts have now confirmed that 2019 will go down as one of the hottest on record. Temperatures across the Maltese Islands soared to a high of 39.6°C, according to the Met Office in Luqa. It […]

Malta ‘one of the sunniest places in Europe’ last month

Malta was one of the sunniest places in Europe last month, according to new figures. They showed the Maltese Islands enjoyed 331 hours of sunshine in August – 20 hours more than during the same month in 2018. Weather experts said August was also slightly warmer than usual this year but wasn’t a record breaker. […]

Summer Carnival hits Malta’s streets this weekend

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Summer Carnival, which was cancelled last week following a man’s death as he worked on a float, is to be held this weekend. Jean Paul Bonett was electrocuted on Thursday – a day before the carnival was due to kick off. The Ministry of Culture initially cancelled the event, out of respect for the 45-year-old […]

Malta’s Summer Carnival cancelled after tragic death

Malta’s Summer Carnival has been cancelled. Organisers announced the decision following the tragic death of a Carnival enthusiast from Hamrun. Jean-Paul Bonett, 45, was working on a float at the Tal-Buffalo & Co Carnival Company in Marsa when he was electrocuted and died. Police said the electric shock killed him instantly. Festivals Malta announced that […]

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 […]

On your marks for a stunning run around Valletta

On your marks and get set for this year’s Valletta 5-kilometre run. Malta’s capital city will host the event on Thursday 8 August – and don’t worry it’ll start at 8pm once the sun begins to set. The route around Valletta is mostly flat, so if you want to set a personal best then this […]

You could be fined for wearing flip-flops while driving

As the summer temperatures soar in Malta, many of us have been driving around in string vests and swimming shorts. Some even opt to wear flip-flops for their journey down to the supermarket – or else go entirely bare foot. But is this legal? Being in a car as temperatures soar is especially difficult, but […]

8 Reasons Why we Simply Can’t Wait for our Maltese Summer

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In Malta we usually enjoy 300 days of sunshine, but this year… boy oh boy, this year, the weather has been toying with our emotions. One day the sun is beaming, giving us a taste of what’s to come, and on another, it completely disappears and all that we have left is memories. Winter, you’ve […]