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 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 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 […]

Four turtles released back into the sea off Malta

Waving their flippers at the crowds as they are carried to the sea, this is the moment four turtles were released back into the wild off Malta. They made a dash for the waves after being nursed back to health by Nature Trust – FEE Malta, the charity supported by Prince Charles and 89.7 Bay. […]

We want to share your best Christmas photos of Malta

Calling all photography enthusiasts – we want to see your beautiful work! Here at Bay, we love it when our listeners and readers get in touch with their Christmassy pics, whether they are of landmarks like the Triton Fountain or a stunning sunrise over Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem in Gozo. We want to showcase even more of […]

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 […]

WATCH: Shocking video shows huge waves battering Marsalforn

This is the terrifying moment when a giant wave slammed into the seafront at one of Gozo’s most popular holiday resorts. Marsalforn took a hammering from the angry sea on Saturday as gale-force winds of up to 103 km/h swept across the Maltese Islands. The incredible power of Mother Nature in Marsalforn Bay was captured […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Dramatic pictures of Monday’s thunderstorm across Malta

A weather warning has been issued in Malta as thunder and lightning batters the Maltese Islands. The alert from the Met Office in Luqa warns of heavy rain and strong winds across Malta and Gozo. The warning, issued on Monday morning, added: ‘Isolated thundery and gusty showers will affect the Maltese Islands.’ Social media users […]

Incredible photo captures lightning strikes over Gozo

Thunderstorms have been rumbling over the Maltese Islands – and one talented photographer has captured an incredible shot of fork lightning over Gozo The image, by Paul Grima, shows lightning bolts in the sky above the ferry terminal at Mgarr Harbour. As reported on 89.7 Bay, a storm swept across Malta and Gozo on Tuesday […]