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 […]

Three dead as ‘hell’ heatwave hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

Three dead as ‘heatwave from hell’ hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

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: […]

Storm Gareth batters UK with heavy rain and gales

Storm Gareth’s strong winds and heavy rain have been causing disruption, with rail and road links across the country affected. The British Met Office issued two yellow warnings for high winds covering Northern Ireland, Wales, most of England and the west coast of Scotland. Winds of over 120kmph were seen widely across western parts of […]

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 […]

Australia bakes as temperatures approach 50°C

Australia’s summer continues to break records, with parts of the country sweltering in extreme heatwave temperatures approaching 50°C. The country already experienced the world’s top 15 temperatures earlier this week. The highest of these was 49.1°C in Tarcoola, a town in South Australia. Bushfires have ravaged parts of Victoria and Tasmania as weather forecasters warned that […]

Thundersnow warning as temperatures plunge across UK

Thundersnow could strike much of Britain this week as temperatures plummet below zero and forecasters issue ice warnings for large swathes of the country. Weather alerts for snow and ice have been issued by the Met Office for most of UK, with freezing conditions likely to cause disruption for road and rail users on Tuesday morning. Forecasters […]

Temperatures soar as Malta enjoys an Indian Summer

We’re promised plenty of blue skies and warm sunshine across the Maltese Islands this week – which is great news after such a wet and stormy end to October. Forecasters predicted an ‘Indian summer’ is set to hit Malta and Gozo over the next seven days with plenty of sunshine and mild, dry weather. The […]

Dramatic lightning storm lights up Malta’s night sky

A powerful thunder and lightening storm hit Malta last night – and while it left some homes without power it also provided some stunning visual images that were captured around the island. Dramatic pictures flooded social media, showing lighting bolts across the skyline in both Malta and Gozo. Photographer Sam Scicluna captured a series of […]

Forecasters warn summer in Malta will go out with a bang

It’s been a scorching hot summer in Malta and Gozo but the weather is expected to take a turn for the worse this week. Thunderstorms will sweep across the Maltese Islands with heavy rain and clouds likely on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with a risk of isolated showers on Saturday. The downpours and lightning may […]

WATCH: Freak storm hits Malta on first day of summer

Malta Police have warned drivers to take extra care after a freak storm left dozens of roads flooded. Torrential rain hit several parts of Malta on Thursday afternoon, on the first day of summer. The flash downpour left cars swamped by a huge flood on the Mriehel Industrial Estate. The water was almost waist high in […]

Malta’s weather is the warmest in Europe today

It’s almost ice cream weather! Malta has been named the warmest place in Europe for the second day in a row. Temperatures are expected to reach 19°C today, according to the Met Office in Luqa. The figure is higher than the average summer temperature in Glasgow. As the mercury peaked at 19°C in Malta today, […]

Man killed as gale force winds hit Malta

A man has died after a tree fell on his car during storms which have raged across Malta and Gozo. The accident happened at about 6.30am on Saturday morning on Notabile Road in Mriehel. The man, who was 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. Malta Police said he was driving when gale force winds […]

Maltese dentist’s incredible festa pictures go viral

Thousands of amazing photos of Malta and Gozo are shared on social media every week. While most of the images are stunning – and help us discover all sorts of new corners of the Maltese Islands – there are some photographers that are at the very top of their game. Josef Awad’s outstanding pictures have […]

Small earthquake shakes the Maltese Islands

Malta has been shaken by a small earthquake. A tremor measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was felt in several areas, including Fgura and Zebbug, at around 11.15am. An aftershock was felt soon after. 89.7 Bay listeners in Mosta, St Paul’s Bay, Qormi, San Gwann, Sliema, Marsascala and Kalkara reported that they felt the ground […]